The Last Tree (15)
Shola Amoo directs this semi auto-biographical film about one boy, Femi’s, journey from a happy, mistily recalled childhood through his troubled growth to a dislocated manhood, having been removed by his birth mother from his doting foster mother to join her in her London home. The transience of his life is captured in the stark contrast between quiet, rural, halcyon Lincolnshire and the unfamiliar, dismal 20th floor flat, where he now lives. The unfamiliar surroundings and staggering cultural differences provide enormous challenges for Femi in this delicate period piece.
UK 2019 – directed by Shola Amoo with Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Denise Black – 100 mins
Official Selection 2019 – Sundance Film Festival
A tender evocation of a lost childhood – SCREEN DAILY
A powerful and important film – THE BLACK PLAYLIST
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