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Brazilian Drama 'The Way He Looks' Acquired by Strand Releasing

Indiewire By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire May 9, 2014 at 11:37AM

Strand Releasing, the company that most recently brought the controversial French drama "Stranger by the Lake" to American audiences, has now acquired all North American rights to the Brazilian drama "The Way He Looks" from Films Boutique.
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Brazilian film "The Way He Looks"
Strand Releasing "The Way He Looks"

Strand Releasing, the company that most recently brought the controversial French drama "Stranger by the Lake" to American audiences, has now acquired all North American rights to the Brazilian drama "The Way He Looks" from Films Boutique.

Directed by Daniel Ribeiro ("Cafe com Leite"), "The Way He Looks" follows the coming-of-age story of a blind teenage boy and his female best friend as they both fall with love the new guy at school.

"We are extremely happy to collaborate with Strand Releasing on 'The Way He Looks.' Considering the quality of their line up and following the great success of the film in Berlin, we are sure they will be the perfect home for the film," said Jean Christophe Simon of Films Boutique.

In addition to getting distribution, "The Way He Looks" has already received a number of accolades, having had its world premiere at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and winning this year's Teddy Award for Best Dramatic Feature. The film is set for a fall release.

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