Popular actress and film producer, Jumoke Odetola has said her new film ‘My Mirror’ focuses on societal abuse against men.
Odetola gave the explanation at the film’s premiere held in Lagos on Sunday. She explained that society makes men believe that they cannot express their feelings and pains.
The film producer further explained that this causes many men to suppress their anger either out of depression or a buildup of anger. “The abuse that this film is about is that of men. In this part of the world, society made men believe that they could not express their feelings, their pains.
“So a lot of men suppress that anger. Two things happen during this operation. Sometimes it leads to depression and sometimes it leads to a build-up of anger and emotions.
“When you get to that limit, it’s like a breaking point, they can react in ways they shouldn’t. Those are some of the things that we touched on in this film and the need for people to go to therapy” She explained.
One of the film’s actors, Seun Akindele, said viewers should see moral lessons about the family atmosphere in the film. Seun also said that the film teaches viewers about the expectations of having marital status.
“For anyone who sees this film, there are moral lessons to be seen that should not be overlooked in a family atmosphere. It teaches individuals what to do or what to expect from your marital status. It’s a whole bunch of teachings on top of that,” Seun said.
Also speaking, Allwell Ademola described Jumoke as a witty writer whose stories always express sensitivity. He did, however, note that his hilarious character in the film, alerted viewers to cracking their ribs.
“Jumoke is a witty writer, her story always has meaning and it’s the kind of movie I love to be in. My character in the movie is hilarious. You can’t help but laugh,” Allwell said.
The celebrities present are the first: Ayo Adesanya, Mr Macaroni, Korede Bello, Rotimi Salami, Femi Adebayo, Jide Awobona, Gt Da Guitarman, Mide Martins, Bukola Ojo (Sassy), Arike Gold, among others.
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