The Last Tree

1hr 38mins
Directed by
Shola Amoo
Sam Adewunmi, Tai Golding

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Directed by Shola Amoo, 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 2000s.

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A spikily insightful look at gentrification in Brixton.

Review Author
Philip De Semlyen
Review Publication
Time Out
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The work of a natural-born moviemaker.

Review Author
Nigel Andrews
Review Publication
Financial Times
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An elliptical look at hard changes in a young man's life.

Review Author
John DeFore
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Hollywood Reporter