The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks

Run Time: 95 Minutes

Date

Oct 10, 2014

Showtime

7:00 PM

Leonardo is a blind teenager feeling overprotected by all of those around him. Struggling towards a more independent life, he has to overcome the vulnerability of his condition, and realize that not every love happens at first sight.

Leonardo is a blind teenager feeling overprotected by all of those around him. Struggling towards a more independent life, he has to overcome the vulnerability of his condition, and realize that not every love happens at first sight.

At home, his mother won't let him do things by himself, or even be alone. At school, his best friend, Giovana, leaves no room for him to stand up for himself when he is bullied. Besides, he's never been kissed and is pretty confident that no one would consider dating the blind kid.

Seeing no way out, Leonardo considers going on an exchange program, hoping he could start fresh. Things take an unexpected turn when Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at school, becoming friends with him and Giovana. Leonardo gravitates towards Gabriel, excited to be friends with someone who acts differently from everyone else. Meanwhile, Giovana has to balance her infatuation with the new kid and the jealousy she feels for sharing her old pal. Glimpsing a possible way to independence in this unfamiliar and yet comforting new friendship, Leonardo changes the way he looks at himself and experiences the blossoming of new and intense feelings towards Gabriel, which may or may not be reciprocated.

Based on the popular short film I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK ALONE, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a powerful coming of age story, brought to life with powerful performances by the young leads, beautiful cinematography, and an evocative soundtrack.

Sponsored by Bernalillo County

  • Director: Daniel Ribeiro
  • Country: Brazil
  • Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Awards: Teddy Award For Best Feature- Berlinale
    Best Film - Audience Award - Guadalajara International Film Festival
    Best Film - Audience Award - Torino International LGBT Film Festival
    Best Film - Audience Award - Frameline - San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
    Best Film - Audience Award - OutFest - Los Angeles International LGBT Film Festival
  • Tags: Fri, Oct 10th | Full Feature

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