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The Last Tree

From Friday 20th September

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Director: Shola Amoo

Starring: Nicholas Pinnock, Denise Black & Sam Adewunmi

Rating: 15

United Kingdom 2019, 98mins

Shola Amoo's second feature is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama, which explores universal themes of identity and belonging.

THE LAST TREE follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his 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.

'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