Director : Kunle Afolayan
Starring : Jimmy Jean-Louis, Temi Otedola, Bukunmi Oluwashina, Ibukun Awosika, Gabriel Afolayan, Sadiq Daba, Ini Edo and Joke Silva
Genre : Drama
Release Date : November 6, 2020 (Netflix)
Awesome-O-Metre : 7.0/10
Revue of CITATION
Guest review of Citation by @Vitruvious_
2020, The year, A year to remember, A tragic year of sorts, Deaths, Viruses, Floods, Explosions, Fires, Bloody Protests, Wanton Destructions…… You get the Drift.
Like the saying goes, where there is life, there is also hope and there are also movies. After watching Netflix originals like Extraction, Old Guard, Queen’s Gambit, Nimbe, Oloture etc. The most recent release “Citation” a movie closer to home, addresses an issue that affects all women and even on a broader spectrum, all genders.
Based on real events, Citation follows the story of a bright and beautiful post graduate student Moremi Oluwa (Temi Otedola) a victim of sexual harassment by a charming yet devious Professor Lucien N’Dyare (Jimmy Jean-Louis).
After the famous “Me Too” movement and the recent award winning Sex for Grades documentary, this movie added more voice to the evils being perpetrated by these sick lecturers in our institutions and the need for bravery and support to those who have been victims of these crimes.
The plot and cinematography of this movie were A1 as expected from a Kunle Afolayan production and it also featured an array of talent that made the movie enjoyable. This was also Temi Otedola first foray into acting and bar a few bloopers, the role was interpreted with poise.
A suspect some individuals would watch this movie and do some soul searching because these are issues we face daily in all facets of life.
Have an awesome Monday.