EU NÃO QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO (I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone)
Short | 17 min | 2010 | Brazil
Dir/Writer: Daniel Ribeiro
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The 15 year-old blind teenager, Leonardo (Guilherme Lobo) has to figure out his feeling towards new classmate, Gabriel (Fabio Audi), that effectively changes the dynamics of his relationship with his best friend Giovana (Tess Amorim).
The movie captures the sweet and tender feeling of young first crush (if not love), refreshing and feels like spring, and guaranteed will make all romantic-at-heart feels nothing but the warm fuzziness. The movie does not deal with society homophobia, but prejudice came in tame manner from a close friend. But it did not overshadow the actual intent of the movie, self-discovery and sexual awakening. The cast naturalism, combined with the beautiful cinematography, and lovely little tunes made this movie utterly adorable and charming.
Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho is the recipient of 2011 Iris Prize Awards, an international achievement for gay and lesbian short film. The film had received several nominations and wins for best short film, best director, and best screenplay in various Brazilian and international film festival.
EU NÃO QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO (2010)
GENRE Romance, Coming-of-Age
DIRECTOR Daniel Ribeiro | PRODUCER Daniel Ribeiro, Diana Almeida | WRITER Daniel Riebiro | MUSIC Juliano Polimeno, Tatá Aeroplano | CINEMATOGRAPHER Pierre de Kerchove | EDITOR Cristian Chinen | STUDIO Lacuna Filmes | DISTRIBUTOR Lacuna Filmes | COUNTRY Brazil | Budget BRL 80,000 | RELEASE July 18th, 2010
STARRING Guilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim
PS: Since i’ve just found the short a few weeks back, i was ecstatic to find out a feature film based on the short film was already in production (after two years of fund raising and script preparation). It is called Todas as Coisas mais Simples (English: “All the simplest things”) and the preliminary forecast is that the film will premiere in 2014. I just hope the home media release will be available and ship to Indonesia, or at least available on iTunes store.