A blind teenager tries to assert his independence while dealing with his feelings for a fellow student in Daniel Ribeiro’s heart-warming Brazilian drama ‘The Way He Looks’.
Set in a middle class neighbourhood in Sao Paulo the story revolves around teenager Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) who has been dealt a rather tough hand in life. As well as being blind he is mercilessly bullied at school while at home he feels weighed down by his loving, but over-protective parents.
Fortunately, his best friend Giovana (Tess Amorim) is someone he can confide in despite being unaware of her true feelings for him. However, when he is paired with handsome new student Gabriel (Fabio Audi) for a school project, a new friendship blossoms, forcing Leonardo to confront his own sexuality.
Ribeiro’s film is a touching ode to teenage love, from the thrill of falling in love and the possibilities it brings to the complications of being attracted to your best friend.
In addition, there are fine performances from the three young actors, making the love triangle at the heart of the film all the more believable.
‘The Way He Looks’ will be screened at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Wednesday, February 11th at 8pm.
Tickets are priced at €9 (€7 concession and €5 for Film Club members).
For more information and to book tickets please call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.