Bitter former schoolteacher Dora supports herself by taking dictation from illiterate people in Rio de Janeiro who want to write letters to their families and then pocketing their money without ever mailing the envelopes. One day, Josue, the 9-year-old son of one of her clients, is left alone when his mother is killed in a bus accident. Reluctantly taking him in, Dora joins the boy on a road trip to find his long-missing father.
This film is part of our Fall 2019 Latin American Film Series. Membership for all four films can be purchased via SOPAC.
The Latin American film series features four important and award-winning films from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Peru. Post-screening discussions will center around the culture and politics of each country as presented in the films as well as the artistic content and human interest stories.
SUN, SEP 15 at 2PM | Central Station (1998)
Directed By: Walter Salles (Brazil)
Award Highlights: Golden Globe, BAFTA, Film Critics
Nomination Highlights: Academy (2), Golden Globe National Society of Film Critics