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Way He Looks, The | aGLIFF Review - aGLIFF 2014

15 September 2014 6:41 PM, PDT

Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo) has been blind since birth. He tries to blend in with his high school peers, obviously attempting to not attract any attention to his disability. With the aid of his childhood best friend, Giovana (Tess Amorim), Leonardo maneuvers around the familiar terrain of the school without the aid of a walking stick; nonetheless, his blank stare and loud braille typewriter open him up to ridicule from some of his more mean-spirited classmates. Frustrated with his over-bearing parents (Lucia Romano and Eucir de Souza), Leonardo craves independence from the protective bubble that they have built around him. A typical teenager, Leonardo grows increasingly rebellious. Leonardo realizes that he will never grow up as long as his parents are sheltering him; all the while, his parents do not want to accept the fact that Leonardo is rapidly maturing. »

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