Teignmouth Film Society: The Last Tree
Once again, we are happy to be hosting Teignmouth film Society for a showing of this epic film.
“The Last Tree,” the visually arresting second feature from Shola Amoo, offers a coming-of-age narrative guided by fluid definitions of family, strains of cultural tension and the quest for personal freedom.
The film is a semi-autobiographical story told in three acts. It opens in a rural area of the English county of Lincolnshire, with a young Femi (Tai Golding) playing with his friends at the golden hour: They run through the hills, wrestle in the mud and yell triumphantly. But this idyllic moment, marked by yellow, green and brown hues, has an expiration date. Femi’s birth mother, Yinka (Gbemisola Ikumelo), has come to collect her son and build a life with him in London. Until then, Femi, the only black child in his area, had been raised by his white foster mother Mary (Denise Black). After an emotional and reluctant farewell, Femi leaves with Yinka for London.
Doors (and bar!) open at 7pm for an 8pm screening and everyone is welcome. Tickets are only available on the door – so we hope to see you there!
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