August 30 17:00
Tel Aviv Cinematheque

Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9

Directed by Daniel Ribeiro
Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi
Brazil, 2014, 95 min, Portuguese with English and Hebrew subtitles

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 – Winner of the Teddy Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 – Winner of the FIPRESCI
TLVFest 2014 – Special Mention
San Francisco LGBT Film festival 2014 – Audience Awards
Los Angeles LGBT Film festival 2014 – Audience Award
Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 – Best Feature Film
Guadalajara Mexican Film Festival 2014 – Audience Award

Adolescence is never easy, and even more when you’re a blind boy who studies at a regular high school. Fortunately for Leo, his best friend Giovana studies with him in the same class, she shields him from the unfriendly environment. They spend the afternoons in intimate conversations by the pool. Leo tired of the hostile environment, and protective parents, wants to join the student exchange program. His plans change when a new student joins the class. A young boy named Gabriel. The two soon become best friends. For the first time Leo starts feeling new and surprising sensations – he falls in love with Gabriel. “The Way He Looks” is the first LGBT movie where the hero is blind, but more than that it is the director’s Daniel Ribeiro first feature film. The director and the young cast (they were all adolescent when it was filmed), present us with a captivating cinematographic work which managed to escape a variety of clichés we come to expected from and adolescence coming out movies. You are about to fall in love, at first sight, with this movie.




Saturday September 6, 21:30
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9

Directed by Sophie Hyde
Cast: Tilda Kovam – Harvey , Del Herbert – Jane
Australia , 2013 , 114 minutes, 
English with Hebrew subtitles

Sundance Film Festival 2014 – Directing Award
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 – Crystal Bear
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 – Siegessäule award
Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014 – Best Feature Film
Toronto Inside Out Film Festival 2014 – Best First Feature

Billy is a 16 year old girl that discovers one afternoon – when she gets home from school – her world is about to change. Her mother is about to undergo a sex change, and now she needs to call her James. Billy who thought she knew everything about her mother and that they have no secrets from one another is forced to go live with Tom, her estranged father. In order to keep her relationship with James and allow him and her to get used to the physical and mental change they are going to deal with, they decide to meet every Tuesday until he finishes the transition. Meanwhile, Billy befriends two students, a guy and a girl, from the theater club, and together they are creating a personal documentary revealing their sexual experiments. In order to try and create a realistic and credible feeling, the movie, itself, was filmed in a chronological order, on Tuesdays during an entire year, the actors got the script for the shoot just the day before. The result is one of the best films of 2014.

Read here a review on the movie