Central Station (Central do Brasil) Reviews
The movie gives off a rather artistic vibe, a style to which the story lends itself more than to any other. Mind my words though: "artistic" and "phenomenal" aren't synonymous, as this movie contains a handful of flaws, most noticeably in its frame composition. Individually, the cinematography in each shot is appreciable (apart from the scene where the protagonist's mother is killed, which I found to be portrayed VERY amateurishly); sadly, there oftentimes is little cinematographic coherence between different camera angles or scenes, which really takes away from the overall experience. What's more, is that the final quarter of the film seems like it was directed by a wholly different person than the previous three were.
I'd recommend watching this movie because of its story and the uniqueness thereof, albeit pretty appalling concerning cinematography at times.
Fernanda Montenegro gave a great performance as Dora, a single, former teacher writing letters to the "dead".