THE WAY HE LOOKS (Portuguese: Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho) is a Brazilian coming-of-age drama film based on the 2010 short film I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho). It is directed, written and co-produced by Daniel Ribeiro, and stars Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi and Tess Amorim, reprising their roles from the short.
The film premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize for best feature film in the Panorama section and the Teddy Award for best LGBT-themed feature. It has been selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro’s coming of age tale, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a fun and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana (Tess Amorim). When Gabriel (Fabio Audi), the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.
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