The Way He Looks

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Tue, Jul 29

4:30pm

The Way He Looks
Daniel Ribeiro, 2014
Brazil | Portuguese with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 96 minutes

New York Premiere

Q&A with Daniel Ribeiro

Set to the bouncy beats of Belle and Sebastian, this euphoric, sun-kissed coming-of-age fable—a sensation at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival, where it won a Teddy Award and FIPRESCI prize—dances entirely to its own tune. Stuck fending off bullies and over-protective parents, Leonardo spends his days allowing his best friend Giovana to drag him around town. Being blind has always been an inconvenience for Leonardo, but his angsty adolescence gets a lift when the handsome and smooth-talking Gabriel turns down numerous offers from ogling girls to hang with Leonardo after school. The longer they spend together, the more apparent their shared attraction becomes—not just to them but to a spurned Giovana as well. As social pressure mounts on both to fit within their confined social boxes, the two must decide whether to ignore their feelings or to throw caution to the wind and admit that they might actually be falling in love. A Strand Releasing release.

Special thanks to community partner, The JCC in Manhattan.

Series: NewFest 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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