TITLE: ITORO’S TEARS

GENRE: MELODRAMATIC 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: SNE EZE FILMS PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR: MOSES INWANG

SCREENPLAY: PATRICK NNAMANI

MAIN CAST: UCHE JOMBO;MONALISA CHINDA & EMEM UDONQUAK

LOCATION: NIGERIA

DURATION: 1:53:05

DATE OF RELEASE: 2013

MOVIE RATING: (ON A SCALE OF 1-10 WITH 1 BEING POOR AND 10 BEING EXCELLENT) I WILL GIVE IT 

A 9 OVER 10.

REVIEWER: ODAFE SUNSHINE (MATRICULATION NUMBER 15BE02290)

SYNOPSIS

Itoro’s Tears is a melodramatic movie which narrates the life of a village girl, Itoro who was brought by one of her village men to live with a couple and serve them as a housemaid. She is severely maltreated by her new owners and would have nearly lost her life if not for the timely intervention of the neighbours. The case is then taken to court and the Udofia’s are given a life sentence. Itoro who has been taken to an orphanage home is later adopted by the same neighbours who rescued her. But what happens when strange things start occurring in their once loving and peaceful home and their child starts malfunctioning?  Would they be able to recover all? This experience will forever stay with them to their graves…

ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION

Sound Effect: The sound effect was used effectively. The theme song was minimized and only came in when necessary. Each sound effect served the purpose in which it was meant to.

Editing:  Due to the fact that the most of the scenes were natural much edition was not used. It was only used when Itoro gave commands and hypnotised people using her eyes and most times was used when they transitted from one scene and showed the house.

Shots and Angles: They were various shots and angles used in the movie, below are some examples.

 Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-51-57-1 A CANTED ANGLE

 Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-53-19-1  OVER THE SHOULDER ANGLE

  Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-54-39-1MEDIUM SHOT

  Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-54-59-1LONG SHOT

  Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-56-21-1CLOSE-UP SHOT

 

Screenshot_2016-10-19-11-57-13-1 EXTREMELY LONG SHOT

REVIEW

Several shots especially the pan was used during dialogue to show the characters that were engaged in it and their expressions. The camera quality was brilliant as they were no blurry scenes or images during the movie. The characters especially that of the baby, Lily played their role so well they made you feel as though you experienced what they went through. I would have given it a 10 if not for the fact that the concluding scene didn’t end in an understandable manner.

In conclusion, the movie shows the consequences of bringing in another person into your home without prior investigation. It also encourages people to help out in the best way possible but not indulge themselves into the matters of others as it not all you see that there is to that matter which is in line with a weird quote from the movie “No good deed goes unpunished, welcome to hell”.