Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (The Way He Looks)

Brazil, 2014, 96 min.

Language: Portuguese with English and Russian subtitles.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro.

Giovana is Leos best friend. They spend their afternoons at the pool, awarding points for the level of their boredom and just hanging out. But there are limits to their intimacy. Leo is rather self-contained; even his schoolmates barbs cant dent his sense of his own independence. Tired of his parents over-protective attitude, this blind fifteen-year-old wants to take control of his own life and apply for a school exchange. The arrival of a new pupil at school prompts Leo to reassess his daily routine. Having made friends with Gabriel he must now find a way to deal with Giovanas jealousy. And yet, as naturally as Leo becomes aware of his feelings for Gabriel, the more he allows himself to feel unsettled by his friends tentative advances.

AWARDS:

2014 Teddy Award for the Best Feature Film, BerlinInternational Film Festival

2014 Audience Award for the Best Feature Film, San FranciscoInternational Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

2014 Audience Award for the Best Feature Film, New YorkLesbian and Gay Film Festival

2014 Audience Award for the Best Feature Film, TorinoInternational Gay & Lesbian Film Festival