The movie Central Station has touched audiences around the world. The true heart of Rio de Janeiro is not Copacabana beach or the outstretched arms of the statue of the Redeemer – but Central do Brasil station. Four hundred thousand people pass through Rio’s Central Station every day.
The film won the Golden Bear (best film) at 1998’s Berlin Film Festival, startled critics at Sundance, and moved audiences to tears and ovations at the Galway Film Fleadh
The Guardian says It is essentially a road movie, but one that marks the renaissance of Brazilian cinema, breaking the country’s box-office record for an indigenous film. And it has an emotive force that has affected audiences from Berlin to Galway. Read the full article here