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The Last Tree (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Distinctive in terms of content, perspective, and insight, The Last Tree vividly depicts the turmoil of adolescence with remarkable grace.

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THE LAST TREE follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

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Nicholas Pinnock
as Mr. Williams
Shaqai White
as Young Dean
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Rich with technical strategies that enhance our view into Femi's emotions, The Last Tree uses slow-motion, diffused sound, and many Spike Lee-like camera shots to make the story extremely personal and unique.

July 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

As "The Last Tree" ends with the potential of better things for Femi, an audience may walk away convinced of its filmmaker's promise and looking forward to seeing it blossom in full.

June 28, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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I can't help but be impressed by Amoo's attempts to direct a familiar narrative with such a complicated set of questions.

June 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Culture shock, abandonment issues and inner-city turmoil produce a PTSD that is rarely acknowledged in film in this way. For that, The Last Tree is a triumph.

June 24, 2020 | Full Review…

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June 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Powerful performances, tactile visuals and an elegantly fluid score add to the impact of this impressively understated yet profoundly moving tale.

September 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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