Honor Thy Father (2015)
Krystal Brimner was very laudable here. She acted like she was born to be an actor. There were no signs that she was Krystal. She was definitely Angel. Her face looked pure and to be handpicked to portray the role of "Mama Mary" in a school play was justified. She really is a thespian and I am sure, if given a chance, she would be a big star one day. I just hope she keeps her feet on the ground.
Meryll Soriano started young like Krystal. Maybe she is not considered a big star(she should be), but she never disappoints. She hones her craft, internalizes, studies/researches and so much more so she could be her character. She was such a natural as Kaye that I felt her joys and pains. Meryll should be given more projects that would make her star shine. She doesn't care if she is deglamorized or if she looks like a prima donna because she could play any role, so please consider giving her bigger roles. Although I love Jennylyn in #WalangForever, for me, Mary Rosalind Soriano Revillame is the best actress of the festival.
I heard from the grapevine that this project was intended to be given to Dingdong Dantes and even if I admire the handsome and talented actor, I think that this role is tailor-made for John Lloyd Cruz. I couldn't imagine anybody else playing the role of the very torn Edgar/Egay. Edgar wanted to change, but...
A lot of scenes were very real to me, especially the abuse of power, extreme poverty and helplessness.
The story is well written and it was well-directed. For me, it surely qualifies to be considered as the best picture of the MMFF 2015.
Honor Thy Father (Con Man): Movie Review
|Directed by||Erik Matti|
John Lloyd Cruz
Tess V. Fuentes
|Story by||Michiko Yamamoto|
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