A Film Hub South East presentation from the Independent Cinema Office
Growing audiences for cultural cinema
All Tickets £6
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Director: Shola Amoo
Starring Tai Golding, Sam Adewunmi, Denise Black, Nicholas Pinnock
Written and directed by British filmmaker Shola Amoo (widely acclaimed for his 2016 multimedia debut. A Moving Image), The Last Tree premiered at Sundance 2019 and tells the moving, heartfelt semi-autobiographical story of a young man carving out an identity for himself in early 21st century London.
Femi (as a child, played by newcomer Tai Golding) is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to a diverse, deprived areas of inner-city London to live with his birth mother, leading to a profound shift in his sense of self. In his teens, Femi (continues to struggle with the culture and values of his new environment and finding out what it means to be a young black man in London during the early '00s, must decide which path to adulthood hie will take.
Featuring stunning performances from an outstanding cast, the film offers a timely and profoundly compelling study of Britishness and young black masculinity.
Watch the official trailer below