Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.


Daniel Ribeiro


Daniel Ribeiro (script)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ghilherme Lobo ... Leonardo
Fabio Audi Fabio Audi ... Gabriel
Tess Amorim Tess Amorim ... Giovana
Lúcia Romano Lúcia Romano ... Laura
Eucir de Souza Eucir de Souza ... Carlos
Selma Egrei ... Maria
Isabela Guasco Isabela Guasco ... Karina
Victor Filgueiras Victor Filgueiras ... Guilherme
Pedro Carvalho Pedro Carvalho ... Fabio
Guga Auricchio Guga Auricchio ... Carlinhos
Bárbara Pereira Bárbara Pereira ... Marta
Matheus Abreu Matheus Abreu ... William
Naruna Costa Naruna Costa ... Professora Ana
Julio Machado Julio Machado ... Professor Rubens (as Júlio Machado)
Renata Novaes Renata Novaes ... Sandra


Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans. Written by Daniel Ribeiro

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Not every love happens at first sight.


Drama | Romance


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According to an interview with The Moveable Fest, Fabio Audi who plays Gabriel is the one who suggested to Daniel Ribeiro that his character needed to have a bike. The original short film does not include a bike, but Daniel Ribeiro took the suggestion and started writing about the bike. It eventually became a bigger thing. See more »


During the camping trip pool scene, the pool side chairs which Gabriel and Leo go to sit down on are a noticeable distance apart in the long shot. When the shot changes to a close up, they are right beside each other. See more »


Carlos: I was thinking about the exchange program you talked about.
Leonardo: Really?
Carlos: Really, but you can't talk while you're shaving.
Leonardo: Sorry.
Carlos: I'm trying to understand your desire to go so far away. I think it's natural, especially at your age, to want to see other places, meet new people, make other friends. I think it's normal, but I also think it's very natural to fight with your parents. I was like that, too, but it's too extreme to leave the country to run away from the fights. You know... I'm thinking about ...
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Vagalumes Cegos
Written by Cícero
Performed by Cícero
Publisher: Deck Produções
Record label: Deck Produções
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22 April 2014 | by johnnyrodriguesfelipeSee all my reviews

I don't know how to put into words how I enjoyed this movie. It was so awesome to see these brand-new actors interpreting such lovely characters and being part of such an unique experience! The movie is not only about homosexuality, but also about the character's trial to get more independent. All the scenes were very well-written and the ending was so beautiful! The chemistry between Léo (Guilherme Lobo) and Gabriel (Fábio)is perfect!

There were some scenes which I wasn't expecting at all; that only made me like the movie even more!

I cried, I yelled, I laughed...All feelings in one single movie. It's a must-watch.

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Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Way He Looks See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,334, 9 November 2014

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Color (35 mm version)

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2.35 : 1
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