The Way He Looks
aka Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho First screened in September 2014
Director: Daniel Ribeiro. Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Selma Egrei, Eucir de Souza, Isabela Guasco, Lúcia Romano, Victor Filgueiras, Júlio Machado, Naruna Costa. Screenplay: Daniel Ribeiro. Twitter Capsule:
Invites "modest" and "sweet" as dignified critical terms. Fulfills appealing formula, with winning tweaks.
Its amiable, pop-friendly generic conservatism is a breath of fresh air in this context. Nice twist to have handsome new kid crushing on protagonist, not just the reverse.