Almost two decades ago, Cruzeiro do Nordeste became the backdrop for one of Brazil’s most prestigious productions. Diário de Pernambuco took to the road to revisit people whose lives crossed paths with “Central do Brasil”.
“Cruzeiro do Nordeste was chosen after traversing close to ten-thousand kilometers between Bahia, Ceará and Pernambuco. We fell in love with the city, the geography, the little houses and the people”, says the film’s producer, Elisa Tolomelli. At the end of January 1997, that part of Pernambuco would become Bom Jesus do Norte, a fictitious name, in one of Brazil’s most successful films – and the only to be indicated for the Oscar in two strong categories: best foreign film and best actress.
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