Brazilian Short Film “I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone” Wins 2011 Iris Prize

By 13 October, 2011

I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone, a short film by Brazilian Daniel Ribeiro won The Iris Prize on October 8th in Cardiff, Wales. The £25,000 prize, awared to an outstanding film featuring a same-sex storyline, will allow for Ribeiro to make another short film in the UK.

I Don’t Want To Go Back AloneEu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho to give it’s original Portuguese title – is a short film about a blind 15 year old Brazilian teenager who falls in love with his new friend, Gabriel.

Mary Fitzpatrick, Jury Chair said, “The jury thought that I Don’t Want To Go Back Alone took a simple story out of a very jagged path and it won because hope and love should never become redundant.”

Intriguingly, Tatá Aeroplano (of Cérebro Eletrônico) and Juliano Polimeno composed the soundtrack for the film.

You can watch the Portuguese trailer for the film below (we couldn’t find an English-subtitled version!)

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