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      The Hour of the Star

      Released Mar 2, 1985 1h 36m Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 77% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A poor Brazilian (Marcélia Cartaxo) works as a typist in the city, where she finds a boyfriend (José Dumont) and dreams of happiness. Read More Read Less

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      Pauline Kael New Yorker It’s not a good idea to see The Hour of the Star with the wrong companions. A lot of the scenes don’t quite work, but the transforming power of art is very strong in this movie, a first feature by the Brazilian Suzana Amaral. Sep 13, 2023 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times Intriguing and finally frustrating. Aug 30, 2004 Full Review Hal Hinson Washington Post Hour of the Star is downbeat, but it isn't a downer. This, as much as anything, is a measure of Amaral's accomplishment. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Jun 19, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Matheus M We easily can sympathize with Macabea, her sadness and confusion about the world. A touching story and a true massterpiece of cinema. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Audience Member Led by a stunning performance from Marcélia Cartaxo, A Hora da Estrela captures Lispector's subtle portrayal of Macabéa. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Centered on a most singular heroine and sustained on impeccable performances, this is an excellent character study that understands our innate need for affection and can be incredibly funny in the sharp, intelligent way that it exposes how pathetic people can be. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member An utterly convincing and unique performance by an extraordinary actress, Marcelia Cartaxo. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Uma bela e triste história! Gostei muito quando vi. Inclusive quero assitir de novo! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member slow paced but well acted enough to seem like a documentary Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A poor Brazilian (Marcélia Cartaxo) works as a typist in the city, where she finds a boyfriend (José Dumont) and dreams of happiness.
      Director
      Suzana Amaral
      Producer
      Assunção Hernandes
      Screenwriter
      Clarice Lispector, Suzana Amaral, Alfredo Oroz
      Production Co
      Kino International Corp.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Portuguese (Brazil)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 2, 1985, Original
      Runtime
      1h 36m