Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Way He Looks



2014 Brazilian Feature
Alternate Titles: Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho / Today I Want to Go Back Alone

Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano, Eucir de Souza, Selma Egrei, Isabela Guasco, Victor Filgueiras and Pedro Carvalho
Director/Writer: Daniel Ribeiro

Synopsis:
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize and Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nomination for LGBTQ Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Jack Law Award.
  • L.A. Outfest Audience Awards for Outstanding Narrative Feature and Outstanding Dramatic Feature Film.
  • New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • Rochester ImageOut Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Favorite Feature Film.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Remake of Daniel Ribeiro's award winning 2010 short film I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho). Guilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi and Tess Amorim reprise their roles from the short in the feature film.
  • Selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

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