99 minutes | 2019 | UK
Shola Amoo (A Moving Image) directs this semi-autobiographical story about a teenager of Nigerian heritage fostered in the countryside having to move to inner-city London.
Amoo follows the story of Femi (Sam Adewunmi), a British Nigerian teenager who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire with his foster mother, is forced to adapt to a new way of life when he moves to London with his birth mother. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take and what it means to be a young black man living in London.
Exploring themes of identity and belonging, lost childhood, race and disenfranchised masculinity, Amoo’s coming-of-age drama received glowing reviews at Sundance.