Title: The Young Smoker
Genre: Short film
Starring: Adedoyin Jaiyesimi, Kunle Fawole and Adeleye Jaiyesimi
Director: Tope Oshin Ogun
The Young Smoker matches the retro theme of the story excellently with quality photography but still falls into the same ditch retro-themed films fall. The ‘Unity is Power’ picture in front of the house shows an attempt to pay attention to detail, but this attempt is foiled by three objects. A Toyota Camry, DSTV dish and an unchanged scenery across the road. Dapo (due to his mildly greying hair) is in his mid-thirties, and arguably 20 years ago neither Camry (appears after the ‘omolanke’ passes) nor DSTV (hanging behind the ‘cigarette’ shop) existed. Wait. Young Dapo’s smoke was fake. Right?
Reviewed by Innocent Ekejiuba.