‘A hypnotic coming-of-age story” The Playlist
Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, enjoys a happy rural childhood where he is raised by a doting foster mother and surrounded by a tight-knit group of friends – until his real mother reclaims him and whisks him back to inner-city London. With little emotional bond with her and no remembrance of their cultural heritage, Femi struggles to adapt. Writer/director Shola Amoo pairs a lived-in honesty with a fresh, exciting stylistic panache in this depiction of the perilous path to manhood.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Late Nights
The story of a casual relationship and knowing when to walk away. We follow Frankie, a self-assured and confident woman who gets caught up in her overpowering emotions for Alex.
Screening with The Last Tree from Fri 20 Sep.