Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Way He Looks
(Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho)

Year: 2014
Country: BRAZIL
Run Time: 96 minutes

The Way He Looks
The Way He Looks
The Way He Looks

Love triangles are pretty common these days. But how about a love quadrangle? Let’s see if you can keep up…. Our protagonist, a cute blind teenager named Leo, is being coveted by his best friend and trusted female confidant, Giovana. But Leo’s not sharp enough to pick up on it. Meanwhile, Giovana is also crushing on the gorgeous new transfer student, Gabriel. Here’s the problem: Karina, a sought-after beauty with a reputation that precedes her, also has her eyes on Gabriel. Oh, and one more thing – Leo has a crush on Gabriel, too. A big one. And what’s worse, Gabriel might have one on Leo. A refreshingly smart coming-of-age story ensues as Leo tests the waters for the perfect first kiss. The story’s uneven romantic lines go through a series of twists and turns as all of the characters smooth out their jagged edges. A family-friendly rom-com filled with pitch-perfect performances, Leo’s transformation into the person he was meant to be is infectiously heartwarming. (In Portuguese with subtitles) – C.P.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:10 PM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1:45 PM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:20 PM

10% Cinema
Focus on Disabilities

Daniel Ribeiro

Daniel Ribeiro was born in 1982 in São Paulo and has won several awards for his short films including the Iris Prize and the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. His second short, "I Don't Want to Go Back Alone" formed the basis for THE WAY HE LOOKS.


Diana Almeida, Daniel Ribeiro

Daniel Ribeiro

Pierre de Kerchove

Cristian Chinen

Principal Cast
Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Selma Egrei, Victor Filgueiras

Film Contact

Community Partners

Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

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