THE WAY HE LOOKS
Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho
Directed by Daniel Ribeiro
95 min | 2014 | Brazil | Not Rated
Presented in Portuguese with English subtitles.
From Brazil comes this charming coming-of-age story about friendship and the desire for a first love. Leonardo is a blind teenager yearning for independence from his well-meaning, but overprotective, family. He hopes to go on an exchange program abroad, a plan that doesn’t sit well with his BFF, Giovanna, who is always at his side and who secretly wishes they were more than just friends.
The arrival of Gabriel, a new student who befriends Leonardo and Giovanna, shakes everything up. While Leonardo is excited to make a new a friend, Giovanna becomes jealous of the time the boys are spending together. Meanwhile, as Leonardo’s connection with Gabriel grows, he begins to realize that he is falling in love with his new friend. Could Gabriel be feeling the same way?
Capitalizing on wonderful performances from the young cast, director Daniel Ribiero crafts a sensitive and endearing story filled with flashes of humor that wonderfully captures the experience of first love. This sweet film is sure to leave you smiling.
Winner: Teddy–2014 Berlin Film Festival, Audience Award–2014 Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival; Audience Award-Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
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