Shantaye’s World, a film by Iyanola Pictures, a small Saint Lucian film company will premiere at an invitation-only viewing this Saturday 12 November, with public screenings set to be announced shortly.
The film is set in post-colonial Saint Lucia, and depicts the life of Shantaye Anderson, a bold, black, beautiful and intelligent girl from Saint Lucia, and her relationship with Jean Claude Le Marche, the handsome son of the community’s white doctor, played by the film’s co-director, Guillaume Rico. Their love faces an obstacle which threatens its survival, and a future of uncertainty as the young lovers are broken apart by distance.
Shantaye’s World took the award for best feature in the Best Micro Budget category at the International New York Film Festival. The story is adapted from a novel by Mathurine Emmanuel, and was subsequently developed as a screenplay by her son, Keddy Emmanuel for Iyanola. It stars Kolbe Devaux and Antonia Charles, who play the male and female lead characters respectively.
Iyanola Pictures has previously released Ribbons of Blue, and is poised to dot the world with glimpses of Caribbean history, culture and heritage as they continue to tell stories through film.
For updates, visit Iyanola Pictures.