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The Way He Looks

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

This portrait of love and friendship among middle-class teens in São Paulo is sweet and sensitive, even if it has little especially new to say about growing up. Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is blind, also confused, over-mothered and extremely close to his female friend Giovana (Tess Amorim). But when a new boy, Gabriel (Fabio Audi), turns up at school, his long-standing friendship starts to wobble, as does much that he thought he knew about himself.

There are no great upsets or fireworks here, just a tender sketch of what it means to (probably) be gay as a school kid. The storytelling style is as inoffensive as the music (Arvo Pärt, Belle and Sebastian), and the performances are amiable and relaxed.

Written by Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 24 October 2014
  • Duration:95 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Daniel Ribeiro
  • Screenwriter:Daniel Ribeiro
  • Cast:
    • Ghilherme Lobo
    • Fabio Audi
    • Tess Amorim
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