Leonardo is a blind high school student who has yet to kiss anyone, and his friend Giovana has not yet either. Giovana walks Leo home. They go back to school, where Leo is bullied by Fabio. A student named Gabriel sits next to Leo. Giovana is interested in Gabriel, and she and Leo accompany Gabriel on their walks home. Leo is bullied again by Fabio, and Leo considers going to school out of the country to avoid school and home. Leo becomes interested in Gabriel in a sexual way. He falls in love with Gabriel and tells Giovana about it. The two become a couple despite the teasing from other students.Read more
This film was Brazil's entry for the best foreign language film for the Academy Awards that year. It won two awards at the Berlin Film Festival and a Teddy Award for Best LGBT-themed film. The two bullies in the film, Fabio and Ghilherme, have the same names as the two stars in the film, Guilherme Lobo as Leo and Fabio Audi as Gabriel. The full-length film contains more detail than the short film that was made before it, and the plot is changed slightly.
The Way He Looks (in Portuguese: Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho – English translation: 'Today I Want to Go Back Alone') is a Brazilian romantic drama film. In the film, a blind high school student struggles to become independent and find love. The film is based on a short film titled I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho). Many of the actors from the short film reprise their roles in the full-length feature. The film stars Ghilherme Lobo as Leonardo, Fabio Audi as Gabriel, Tess Amorim as Giovana, and Eucir de Soutz as Carlos. The film was directed, produced, and written by Daniel Ribeiro.