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Euzhan Palcy

  • Highest Rated: 83% Ruby Bridges (1997)
  • Lowest Rated: 80% A Dry White Season (1989)
  • Birthday: Jan 13, 1958
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy is best known for her internationally acclaimed drama Rue cases negres (1983). The praise for this film lead her to Hollywood where she became the first black woman to direct a film for a major studio. The film, MGM's A Dry White Season was based on a novel by Andre Brink. Palcy showed her remarkable talents at an early age. With encouragement from her father, she wrote poetry, songs, and performed drama. While in Martinique she wrote for local periodicals. During her teens she read two books that have had tremendous impact upon her film career: Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country, and Josef Zobels Martiniquan classic La rue cases negres, which became the basis of her first film. At seventeen she directed and acted in La messagere (1974) which was a short play for televison. She then went to Paris to study literature at the Sorbonne. While there, she simultaneously studied cinema at the Rue Lumiere School. In order to get French TV to fund her dream project Rue, she had to produce a short film to prove her talent. The result was Devil's Workshop (1981-2) the prototype for her more famous feature length film.

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No Score Yet Siméon Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Parcours De Dissidents Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Les mariées de l'isle Bourbon Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet La Rue Cases-negres Director 2011
No Score Yet The Killing Yard Director 2001
83% Ruby Bridges Producer Director 1997
80% A Dry White Season Director Screenwriter 1989
No Score Yet Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases Negres) Director Screenwriter 1984


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