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THE WAY HE LOOKS

Director: Daniel Ribeiro

95 minutes, Brazil, 2014, Colour, D-Cinema


This film closes on Thursday, October 30th.

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Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) is a teenager who is not popular at school, but has a devoted friend in Giovana (Tess Amorim). The pair hang out at her parents’ pool, rating how lazy they’re feeling on a scale of one to ten and discussing when Leonardo might experience a first kiss. He desperately yearns for independence, and resents his overbearing parents, preferring to stay in his room listening to his beloved classical music. He’s a typical moody school kid, then, but Leonardo’s blindness does set him apart from others.

When new kid on the block Gabriel (Fabio Audi) befriends the duo, tension develops between Leonardo and Giovana, as the three characters struggle to come to terms with their feelings for each other. The debut feature from Daniel Ribeiro is an affecting coming-of-age story with natural, engaging performances from a terrific young cast. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

★★★½ Entertainment.ie

IFI IRISH SHORT
These screenings will be preceded by David Freyne’s IFB-funded short film, The Tree. (6 mins, Ireland, 2012.)

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