Directed by Shola Amoo | 2019 | 99 minutes | Not Rated | United Kingdom | English
An Official Selection at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, The Last Tree is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by 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) is struggling with the culture and values of his new environment. Femi must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 00s.
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“[A] sombre, yet heartfelt and warmly acted drama…” — Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“An elliptical look at hard changes in a young man’s life.” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
“Thoughtfully alternates universal adolescent insecurities with urgently specific minority politics – filtered through a first-person perspective that itself oscillates between furious clarity and vivid confusion.” — Guy Lodge, Variety