The Last Tree

2019| 15| 99 mins| /

Screening Dates:
Fri 25 October 8:40pm
Sat 26 October 5:30pm
Mon 28 October 8:40pm
Tue 29 October 8:00pm

Directed by: Shola Amoo
Starring: Sam Adewunmi, Nicholas Pinnock, Denise Black

 

This coming-of-age drama tenderly evokes lost childhood and troubled growth. Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, moves to inner London to live with his mum after a happy childhood in idyllic Lincolnshire. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, he attempts to figure out the right path to take.

Shola Amoo‘s sophomore effort premiered at Sundance, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema and features the breakout performance of Sam Adewunmi, as the troubled Femi.

 

 

★★★★ “THIS IS SMART, THOUGHT-PROVOKING FILMMAKING” – The Arts Desk