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Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo

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WORLD CINEMA - Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho)

Tuesday 24th February @8.00pm

Brazil  2013  95mins  Language: Portuguese with English subtitles


Leonardo is a blind teenager feeling overprotected by all of those around him. At home, his mother won't let him do things by himself, or even be alone, while at school his best friend, Giovana, leaves no room for him to stand up for himself. Things take an unexpected turn when Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at school. Leonardo gravitates towards Gabriel, excited to be friends with someone who acts differently from everyone else, but while Leonardo begins to change the way he looks at himself, he also begins to experiences the blossoming of new and intense feelings towards the newcomer. Set against a backdrop of middle class São Paulo, writer-director Daniel Ribeiro’s debut film features a strong central performance by Ghilherme Lobo as Leonardo. Winner of Best First Feature at Berlin Film Festival 2014.


“The pleasures of understatement abound in [this] assured drama, a quiet, closely observed high school romance.” – Andy Webster, New York Times

“A warm, smart and thoroughly delightful coming-of-age story.” – Randy Cordove, Arizona Republic

“Sweet and sensitive.” – Dave Calhoun, Time Out

“Exquisite! Will charm you from beginning to end.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Lobo is mesmerizing.” - Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter


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