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'Citation' is perhaps Kunle Afolayan's best told story yet [Film Review]

Impressed by BBC’s ‘intercourse for grades’ documentary of 2019, ‘Quotation’ takes its viewers on a 151-minute journey piloted by Moremi Oluwa (Temi Otedola). The character is a 21-year-old postgraduate scholar who seeks justice after a sexual harassment expertise.

It’s evident from the opening scene that Afolayan got down to make a slowburn. ‘Quotation’ is not any ‘October 1’ regardless that they share the identical writer-Tunde Babalola.

Utilizing frequent flashbacks, Afolayan promptly establishes the movie’s battle. Seeing as ambiguity generally is a pitfall for movies that make use of this method, Afolayan painstakingly serves every scene like milk to newborns.

Understandably, Temi Otedola is not any actor. However, her first outing is intriguing amid its inconsistencies.

Temi Otedola as Moremi Oluwa in 'Citation' [Instagram/@temiotedola]

Temi Otedola as Moremi Oluwa in ‘Quotation’ [Instagram/@temiotedola]

Matched in opposition to Joke Silva, Jimmy Jean Louis, her camera-perfect options are generally not sufficient to elicit the pathos that the story tries to evoke. Regardless, it’s a promising begin.

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Ibukun Awosika, then again, may idiot anybody to believing she has some performing expertise. Casting Awosika was the most effective choices Afolayan made in ‘Quotation’.

Jimmy Jean Louis as Professor Lucien N'Dyare [Instagram/@jimmyjeanlouis]

Jimmy Jean Louis as Professor Lucien N’Dyare [Instagram/@jimmyjeanlouis]

On good selections, the movie rating is enthralling with spectacular rhythmic sounds that propel the story. One other one is, after all, the cinematography. The close-up photographs have a manner of luring the viewers when the main target is Otedola’s character. The draw back is it additionally doesn’t disguise her errors.

There’s a pan-Africanist really feel to a few of Kunle Afolayan’s movies and in ‘Quotation’, he got down to show the aesthetics of the international locations it’s set in. The tourism photographs of Senegal and Carpe Verde and the beautiful photographs of the Obafemi Awolowo College are endearing for some and nostalgic for many.

Undoubtedly, ‘Quotation’ is a slowburn. Maybe, that is intentional in a bid to dramatize the movie’s material. However this lack of pace could be a deterring issue for many. In the end, it’s a good movie. It’s maybe Afolayan’s greatest advised story but.

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