A couple of months ago The Way He Looks picked up the Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, which is given each year to the best LGBT-themed movie. It was good news for fans of the short film it’s based on, the great I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone (which you can watch below), who’d hope the feature version would live up to the short’s promise.
Now you can take a look at a trailer above.
The Brazilian movie is Daniel Ribeiro’s first feature and charts the story of Leonardo; a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans to fulfil his promise to Giovana.