Host Corrina Antrobus is joined by writer-director Shola Amoo and lead actor Sam Adewunmi to discuss their new film, The Last Tree.
Growing up with his doting foster mother in the rolling fields of rural Lincolnshire, Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, enjoys a childhood as idyllic as the landscape around him. That is, until his birth mother reclaims him, uprooting him from the countryside and taking him back to a very different life in an inner-city London flat. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, and with the lack of emotional bond with his mother, Femi hardens himself to adapt and forges ahead in a brazen attempt to build his own identity. Dreamily tracing Femi’s journey through various stages of his life, The Last Tree is a tender, stirring and beautifully shot coming-of-age story with shades of Girldhood and Moonlight.
Book tickets and find your nearest cinema at: www.thelasttree.film