Picturehouse Entertainment are excited to present the official UK trailer and poster for director Shola Amoo’s follow-up to A Moving Image, the stunning drama The Last Tree! Check them out below:
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.
Director Shola Amoo blends aesthetics and tones beyond a conventional drama to present a modern, unique focus on youth and identity. An authentic spotlight on London at the turn of the millennium, The Last Tree evocatively exlores the subject of belonging in a fresh and poetic way. Featuring a range of standout performances from a talented cast, including Sam Adewunmi in the lead role, recently named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow, this beautifully shot and stunningly directed film is quite simply unmissable.
“The Last Tree represents my most personal work to date. I wanted to tell this story because I know so many who went through a similar process and spent the rest of their lives trying to figure it out. It is a rare example of a British film with a majority black cast, and having the opportunity to make a film like this in the UK is significant. We are still very much in our infancy when it comes to films about the British black experience. This is a story with a 90% black cast, focusing on the British African experience, but it isn’t the only story. There are a lot of stories that still need to be told.”
– Shola Amoo, Director
The Last Tree arrives at cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 27 September.