Euzhan Palcy

Euzhan Palcy is a film director, writer and producer from Martinique, French West Indies. She is notable for being the first black woman director produced by a major Hollywood studio (MGM), for A Dry White Season; as well as being the only woman filmmaker who directed Marlon Brando whom she brought back to the screen after a gap of nine years. Ms Palcy is also the first black artist to win a Cesar Award (The French Academy Award).

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Euzhan Palcy - Biography - Later Career
... By 1992 Palcy veered away from the serious subject matters of her previous films to show the spirit and liveliness of her native Martinique with Simeon (1992 ... Other works include for Disney/ABC Studios, Palcy directed and produced Ruby Bridges (1998) the story of the little New Orleans girl who was the first to integrate the public schools, immortalized in the ... Most recently, Palcy wrote and directed the French three-hour period piece set in the 17th century, Les Mariées de I’isles Bourbon (The Brides of Bourbon Island) (2007) ...