Hoje eu Quero Voltar Sozinho Dir: Daniel Ribeiro, Brazil, 96 mins, Portuguese with English subtitles
Out Takes 2012 audience favourite short, I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone, has been expanded into this impressive feature. Blind teenager Leo is fully integrated into his high school, though a few bullying kids occasionally make life unpleasant. His best friend Giovanna faithfully looks after him, and he’s chomping at the bit for independence from his over-protective parents. Then, along comes new classmate Gabriel, upending Leo’s world as he finds himself falling in love. The three young leads deliver outstanding performances in this affirmative, coming-of-age romance that’s bound to be another audience favourite.