Boys to Men

Boys to Men

2 Episodes

A vital new cinematic voice and an influential master transform their own experiences of the trials and tribulations of growing up into richly resonant art. Shola Amoo’s semiautobiographical THE LAST TREE employs a swooning visual style to immerse viewers in the world of Femi, a young Nigerian British man navigating his conflicting identities as he comes of age in early-2000s London. Heralded by some as a British answer to MOONLIGHT, it also contains direct nods to François Truffaut’s defining portrait of adolescent turmoil THE 400 BLOWS, the French New Wave touchstone that introduced the director and his alter ego—Jean-Pierre Léaud’s Antoine Doinel—to the world.

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Boys to Men
  • The Last Tree

    Episode 1

    Directed by Shola Amoo • 2019 • United Kingdom
    Starring Samuel Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Denise Black

    Shola Amoo’s acclaimed semiautobiographical feature is a richly sensorial immersion into the world of a boy navigating the complexities of his emerging, conflicting identities. Having been ra...

  • The 400 Blows

    Episode 2

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1959 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Rémy

    François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates t...