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 raised in rural England by a white foster mother, Femi (Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage, has his world turned upside down when his birth mother reenters his life and takes him back with her to London. Years later, the now-teenage Femi (Samuel Adewunmi) walks a rocky path to adulthood as he struggles to find his place within the culture and values of his new environment.