The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozihno) has won the Teddy Award at the 64th Berlin International Festival, also known as Berlinale.

In the film from Brazilian writer-director Daniel Ribeiro, a blind teenager falls in love with the new boy in his class. (The film's trailer, in Portuguese, is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

“A joyous debut feature from a director who combines great writing, characterization, performance, camera, and music to deliver a film that soars above the well-explored coming of age genre, giving new meaning to the old adage 'love is blind,'” the jury said in a statement announcing this year's winners.

Director Stefan Haupt's The Circle (Der Kreis) won the Teddy for the best documentary. The Circle takes a look at an underground organization fighting for gay rights in mid-twentieth century Switzerland.

Roy Dib's Mondial 2010 won the best short film and Bruce LaBruce's Pierrot Lunaire won a special jury prize.

The Teddy, now in its 28th year, recognizes the best LGBT cinema at the festival. In 2010, American director Lisa Cholodenko took home the prize with the lesbian moms movie The Kids Are All Right.