Writer/director Shola Amoo’s semi-autobiographical portrait recaptures his experience as a foster child of African descent.
Femi, the lead character, is his alter ego, as the film retraces the confusion the filmmaker felt living in two worlds and two different cultures.
Femi (Tai Golding) is a happy kid, living in the English countryside town of Lincolnshire with his foster parent Mary (Denise Black).
Playing with the voices, juxtaposing rural scenes and city ones and tinkering with the rocky pairing of English and African cultures takes the proceedings to a very contemporary place, one that has been observed recently in other timely films like Blue Story.
This is somewhat muted by the Mr. Williams and Tope, but still too much of the depiction of black urban life is dismal and almost beyond redemption.