Written and directed by British filmmaker Shola Amoo, The Last Tree tells the moving, heartfelt semi-autobiographical story of a young man carving out an identity for himself in early 21st century London.
Femi is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to a diverse, deprived area 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 in the early 00s, must decide which path to adulthood he will take.
Featuring stunning performances from an outstanding cast including new comer Tai Golding, Sam Adewunmi, Denise Black and NIcholas Pinnock, The Last Tree offers a timely and profoundly compelling study of Britishness and young black masculinity.
"The film bristles with film-making confidence..." ★★★★ - Mark Kermode, The Observer