THE LAST TREE

THE LAST TREE

THE LAST TREE from ArtMattan Productions on Vimeo.

VIRTUAL THEATRICAL RUN STARTS JUNE 26, 2020!


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 00s.

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.

Directed by Shola Amoo, 2019, UK, 98 min, drama, English.

" 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

* WORLD DRAMATIC COMPETITION - SUNDANCE 2019

* WINNER - British Independent Film Awards 2019
- Best Supporting Actress: Ruthxjiah Bellenea
- Most Promising Newcomer: Sam Adewunmi

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BAM Brooklyn NY Starts June 25
AFI Washington DC Starts June 26
Cinema Arts Centre Long Island NY Starts June 26
Pocono Cinema East Stroudsburg PA Starts June 26
Lumiere Cinema LA CA Starts June 26
ImageNation  Cinema Foundation New York NY Starts June 26
Vermont International Film Festival Burlington VT Starts June 26
CinéSPEAK Philadelphia PA Starts June 26
Facet Cinematheque Chicago IL Starts June 26
Laemmle Theaters LA CA Starts June 26
Luminal Theater Brooklyn NY Starts July 3

 

Watch interview with director Shola Amoo and lead Sam Adewunmi below!