Honor Thy Father

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Philippines | 2015 | 115 minutes | Erik Matti

A thrilling suspense tale unfolds when a married Filipino couple is held responsible for perpetuating a Ponzi scheme, bilking millions of dollars out of the parishioners of their church, who immediately begin plotting violent revenge against the family.

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After years of financial struggle, reformed criminal Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) and his wife Kaye (Meryll Soriano) are finally in the money; Kaye has made millions promoting her father's investment scheme to her friends and fellow Pentecostal parishioners at the Church of Yeshua. But their world unravels in the blink of an eye when Edgar swings by his father-in-law's house to find the place ransacked and the old man gone. The couple endure the violent wrath of their fellow parishioners, determined to get their money back. Despite having lost all their savings, Edgar and Kaye are ordered to pay back every cent . . . or else. With nowhere else to turn, they go to their bishop for help, but find him preoccupied with raising money for a new temple (and extravagant kickbacks for himself). Once thugs threaten the couple's child, Edgar is forced to drop the bourgeois respectability act and once again pick up the gun. Director Erik Matti returns to the same genre territory as his 2013 film On the Job; where the earlier film focused on police corruption, Honor Thy Father trains its sights on upper-class entitlement as well as the outrageous venality of the Church.

Director Biography
Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti made his directorial debut in 1998 with the film Scorpio Nights 2. Since then, he has written, directed, and produced a number of different films featured at festivals all over the world, including The Arrival, On the Job, and now Honor Thy Father. Matti is also a founder of the production company Reality Entertainment.

Sponsored by Muckleshoot Tribe, Issaquah Press

  • Director: Erik Matti
  • Principal Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano, Tirso Cruz III
  • Premiere Status: US Premiere
  • Country: Philippines
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 115 minutes
  • Producer: Erik Matti
  • Screenplay: Michiko Yamamoto
  • Cinematographers: Ber Cruz
  • Editors: Jay Halili
  • Music: Erwin Romulo
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 (Best Director, Supporting Actor, Child Performer, Make-up Artist, O
  • Filmography: ABCs of Death 2 (2014); On the Job (2013); Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012); Prosti (2003); Cross (1999); Scorpio Nights 2 (1998)
  • Language: Kankana-ey, Tagalog
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Reality Entertainment