a short film by Daniel Ribeiro
2010 | 17 mins | Brazil
›› I Don't Want to go Back Alone - Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho
when love is blind to the calling of your heart.
I Don't Want to go Back Alone by Daniel Ribeiro
Dave Says:-

Simply adorable is this short film from writer and director Daniel Ribeiro of You, Me & Him / Café com Leite fame.

Sure, it's a variation on the coming-of-age theme, as fifteen-year-old blind teenager Leo finds himself having to deal with the emotional ups 'n' downs of his best friend Giovana for the new student in class, whilst equally coming to terms with his own feelings for the boy and soon to be close friend and perhaps more, Gabriel.

True, the burgeoning sexuality / teenage crush scenarios are tried 'n' tested themes, yet the blind angle is refreshingly different, resulting in a story that's so naturally played you just want to see more. No surprise then, this that sweet 'n' tender short ended up the recipient of numerous film festival awards, let alone having been picked up by the government as part of a schools presentation on sexual diversity, only to find itself too hot to handle in one state. A sad reflection on a part of Brazilian sociality, given this cinematic gem beautifully defines how when it comes to falling in love, love is blind to the calling of your heart. Utterly charming, kind of goes without saying.

Gay Visibility - overt. 
Nudity - strictly from the waist up. 
Overall - file under ... 3+ stars. 
principal players: Ghilherme Lobo / Leo, Tess Amorim / Giovana and Fabio Audi as Gabriel.
Copyright 2012 David Hall - www.gaycelluloid.com.
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