Set in Martinique in 1931, Sugar Cane Alley paints a rich impasto of native life under French colonial rule, filtered through the coming-of-age of a bright, sweetly opportunistic boy learning to reconcile the value of his shanty-town roots with the education opportunities that beckon him to the big city.
Euzhan Palcy, Martinique, 1983, 103m.
In French with English subtitles
Sugar Cane Alley /Rue Cases Nègres
Starring: Gary Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck.
Written and directed by Euzhan Palcy.
produced by Sumafa-Orca productions, Nef- Diffusion.