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THE LAST TREE

Directed by Shola Amoo

UK, 2019, 1h 38min, English

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Femi, a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire with his white foster mother, moves to inner London to live with his Nigerian mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London. Going back home to Nigeria with his mum to find his Nigerian roots will help adolescent Femi find grounding and hope for a better future. THE LAST TREE was selected for Sundance’s World Dramatic Competition and won two British Independent Film Awards (Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer).

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“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.” – Variety

 

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