Central Station

Dora is an old lady who lives in Rio and writes letters for poor illiterate people to make ends meet. She sits on the Central Station and meets different kinds of people. One of her clients is a young boy Josué who is trying to get in touch with his lost father. This poignant, gentle film spends rest of its time exploring the relationship between the two strangers.

The film is visually appealing with parched yellow landscapes of Brazil in the background of urban decay and general chaos surrounding the lives of poor, sad and generally lost people.

Dora needs to feel needed and Josué just needs help. The initial resistance turns into a realization on loneliness and a bond is formed that is both strong and ephemeral. We know it cannot last but we pitch for it.