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The Last Tree

+ Q&A with director Shola Amoo

A semi-autobiographical drama exploring universal themes of identity and belonging.

Image from The Last Tree + Q&A with director Shola Amoo

UK 2019
Dir Shola Amoo
With Samuel Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Denise Black, Tai Golding
99min
Digital
Certificate 15

Directed by Shola Amoo, The Last Tree is a semi-autobiographical drama exploring universal themes of identity and belonging. After being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother. In his teens Femi struggles with the culture and values of his new environment. He must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and find out what it means to be a young Black man in London during the early 2000s.

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