Preview: The Last Tree
+ Q&A with director Shola Amoo
A teenager fostered in the country moves to inner-city London, where he must make some tough life choices.
Dir Shola Amoo
With Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Denise Black, Tai Golding, Nicholas Pinnock
Courtesy of Picturehouse Entertainment
Directed by Shola Amoo, The Last Tree is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (played by young newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother. In his teens, Femi (Sam Adewunmi) 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 00s.
Screening as part of SOUL Fest.
See our other Preview screening + Q&A with director Shola Amoo on Friday 2 August.
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