Although young people coming to terms with their sexuality has been dealt with a lot in gay cinema, Brazilian writer-director Daniel Ribeiro gives this an unusual twist by making his short movie about a blind teen. The film is a couple of years old, but I just found it so thought I’d share.
Leo is the blind boy in question, who spends most of his time with his female friend Giovana. However the arrival of new kid Gabriel stirs up feelings in Leo, and as they spark up a friendship, Leo has to deal with Giovana’s feelings of jealousy. Leo soon realises he’s falling in love, but will Gabriel feel the same way?
It’s sweet, life-affirming and very well made, so take a look at the film above.