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116 Ratings

Hour of the Star

A Hora da Estrela

Directed by Suzana Amaral
Brazil, 1985


Macabéa is a young girl that leaves Brazilian Northeast in order to try a better life in São Paulo, at the age of 19. The movie shows the meeting of this naïve girl with the tricks of the big city. Based on the novel by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

Hour of the Star Directed by Suzana Amaral

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1986 | 3 wins including: Best Actress

Havana Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Grand Coral - First Prize

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