THE LAST TREE

THE LAST TREE

THE LAST TREE from ArtMattan Productions on Vimeo.

VIRTUAL THEATRICAL RUN STARTS JUNE 26, 2020!

Virtual Q&As with director Shola Amoo
 
Wednesday, July 1 at 6pm EST
 
Tuesday, July 7 at 6pm EST
Register for either Q&A HERE


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

"An astonishingly beautiful coming-of-age story of startling specificity and intense intimacy, yet universal in its compassionate depiction of a child's perspective dawning on mature self-awareness." ~ Flick Filosopher

* 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
14 Pews Houston, TX Starts June 26
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema National Starts June 26
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Watch interview with director Shola Amoo and lead Sam Adewunmi below!