Euzhan Palcy Retrospective 

Born in Martinique, Euzhan Palcy has been widely acclaimed as one of the most significant filmmakers of her generation. She was the first black filmmaker to be awarded a Cesar (French Academy Award), for her first feature Sugar Cane Alley, and was the first black female director to make a feature for a major Hollywood studio, A Dry White Season for MGM.

We are pleased to screen these two films – a small retrospective as part of HOME’s on-going celebration of women in global cinema and as part of Black History Month.

In partnership with Barbican Centre.


Previously in this season

A Dry White Season

Euzhan Palcy became the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio film for this potent drama set at the height of the anti-Apartheid movement.

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Sugar Cane Alley

Euzhan Palcy’s first feature is one of cinema’s great coming-of-age tales. It follows José, an orphan living with his grandmother determined to better the life…

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