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Rue Cases-Nègres (VOF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 19th, 2021
Duration
106 min
Cycle
Black at the camera

Black at the Camera is more than a hundred years of Black cinema. From silent cinema dealing with segregation to films testifying decolonization; from animation to documentaries, including historical reconstructions. The new generation is not left out, expressing itself with aplomb in all forms of contemporary cinema. This ensemble also reflects the work of Canadian and Quebec filmmakers, will be presented to the public at the Cinémathèque québécoise throughout the month of June.

This program, produced in collaboration with the Fabienne Colas Foundation and the Montreal International Black Film Festival, is also supported by the Cinémathèque Afrique of The Institut français.

Tickets will be on sale on May 20.

Rue Cases-nègres
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Directed by
Euzhan Palcy
Language
VOF
Actors
Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck
Origins
France, Martinique
Year
1983
Duration
106 min
Genre
Drama
Format
35 mm
Synopsis

Based on a novel by Joseph Zobel. In the 1930s in Martinique, young Joseph and his grandmother, Maman Tine, live on Cases-Nègres Street. Located in the middle of a sugarcane plantation, the street consists of a row of wooden shacks, most of them deserted by adults who have gone to work in the fields. To get Joseph out of this harsh world, Maman Tine pushes him to pursue his studies.

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Euzhan Palcy

Euzhan Palcy (born January 13, 1958) is a film director, writer and producer from Martinique, French West Indies. When she directed A Dry White Season in 1989, she was the first black woman director of a film produced by a major Hollywood studio. Palcy is the first black director (male or female) to direct an actor to an Oscar nomination and the first black director to win a César Award, the highest French film award. She is also the first black director to win a Venice Film Festival Award (Silver Lion).

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Rue Cases-Nègres est l’adaptation passionnée du grand roman créole de Joseph Zobel. Sous le regard d’un jeune garçon situé à un âge charnière, c’est une page de l’histoire coloniale qui se raconte, contre l’omission et l’injustice d’un système aliénant. Soutenue à l’époque par François Truffaut, Euzhan Palcy filme ce récit de coeur avec une justesse naturelle, sans misérabilisme ni édulcoration...

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