The Way He Looks Movie Analysis

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As a filmmaker interested in making films regarding homosexuality, Brazilian director Daniel Ribeiro had dealt with another remarkable film, which obviously identifies the wide spreading issue of LGBT community where teenagers are involved. In his “The Way He Looks” released on the seventh day of November, 2014, his passion in making films involving homosexual relationships between adolescents is clearly stated which is not as typical as other genres of movie tackling about other global issues in the society. Focusing on how teenagers live in discovering their self-identity as part of their development, the film depicts a blind teenager seeking for independence under his condition of being blind and, consequently, his overprotective parents. Aside from that, the movie was concerned with the different issues being faced by youth nowadays such as bullying, drinking alcohols, and friendships. As Ribeiro centralized the concept of homosexuality in his film, he tried to exhibit the François Truffaut's love-triangle dynamics between the three main characters. Giovana (Tess Amarim) attempts to tell her affection which she tries to imply through her words and actions towards his blind best friend Leonardo (Ghilherme…show more content…
According to Daven Hiskey in his article “How the Blind Dream” published in Today I Found Out: Feed Your Brain, only those who have become blind until the ages five to seven years old and above can have visual dream experiences. Blind people who have been blind before this age or even those who are completely blind since they were born would not have visual dream experiences. Indeed, that scene that Leo had dreamt that he can see the body (but not the face) of Giovana, Gabriel and Karina (Isabela Guasco) is proven that it is not likely to happen since Leo was born

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