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The Last Tree

The Last Tree

United Kingdom | 2018 | 99 min. | Shola Amoo

June 26 - July 16, 2020

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Femi is 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.

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Enjoy a live Q&A with director Shola Amoo on Wednesday, July 1 at 3:00pm PT (6:00pm ET) or Tuesday, July 7 at 3:00pm PT (6:00pm ET).


"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

"Amoo presents a far more sensitive representation of the black British experience than is often seen on screen, challenging his audience to confront their own prejudices along the way."—Nikki Baughan, The List

"Newcomer Sam Adewunmi captures Femi's anger but also his loneliness—a desperate longing to forge his own path, but also to fit in with his family and friends."—Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies

  • Director: Shola Amoo
  • Principal Cast: Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Tai Golding
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 99 min.
  • Producer: Lee Thomas, Myf Hopkins
  • Screenplay: Shola Amoo
  • Cinematographers: Stil Williams
  • Editors: Mdhamiri Á Nkemi
  • Music: Segun Akinola
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film