The Way He Looks

Fifteen-year-old Leo is best friends with Giovana. Tired of his parents’ overprotective attitude, Leo, who is blind, applies to go on a school exchange abroad. When Gabriel, a new student, arrives at the school, Leo reassesses his plans. Yet as Leo becomes aware of his feelings for Gabriel, he finds he must also deal with Giovana’s jealousy. This is a sweet and charming coming-of-age drama, a film of fierce attractions, shy games of hide-and-seek, and timid encounters in the name of first love.

The Way He Looks (2014)




Portuguese, with English subtitles




Daniel Ribeiro

Daniel Ribeiro

Daniel Ribeiro

Daniel Ribeiro was born in São Paulo in 1982. He is the director of several short films and episodes of television serials. The Way He Looks (2014), his first feature, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Teddy for best LGBT film.

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