Nov 15. Central Station

Central Station – Brazil – 1998 – Drama.  A profoundly moving tale of the human spirit.  Nominated for Oscars for Best Foreign Film as well as Best Actress.  Inside Rio de Janeiro’s bustling Central Station, two very unlikely souls are about to become inextricably linked.  When a young boy witnesses his mother’s accidental death. a lonely retired schoolteacher reluctantly takes the child under her wing.  Although initially distrustful of each other, the two form an uncommon bond as they venture from the bustling city  to Brazil’s barren and remote northeast region in search of the boy’s father.  Together, the two embark on a journey of the heart that restores the woman’s spirit and teaches the child precious life lessons.  Critic Roger Ebert says “The movie’s success rests largely on the shoulders of Fernanda Montenegro, an actress who successfully defeats any temptation to allow sentimentality to wreck her relationship with the child.”.

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