|LSC Classics Presents:
Central Station (Central do Brasil) (1998)
February 17, 2006 at 7:30 and 10:30pm in 26-100.
Fernanda Montenegro's affecting performance, nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, is the centerpiece in this acclaimed Brazilian film. In the bustling heart of Rio de Janeiro, a young boy witnesses the accidental death of his mother. When a lonely, retired schoolteacher (Montenegro) reluctantly agrees to care for the boy, they begin a journey across the countryside on which they learn valuable lessons about each other and the human spirit. [rottentomatoes.com]
"Director Walter Salles has created more than a road picture; he tells a poignant story about two characters and their destinies -- destinies that remain uncertain."
-- Elspeth Haughton, Apollo Guide. Read this review.
Co-sponsored by the MIT Office of the Arts.