Red Like the Sky (2006)
"Rosso come il cielo" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  9 March 2007 (Italy)
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A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.


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The film is inspired by the true story of Mirco Mencacci, one of the most gifted Italian sound editors working today, who happens to be blind. A small village in Tuscany, 1971. Mirco is a bright, lively 10-year-old, crazy about the movies - especially Westerns and adventure films. His father, an incurable idealist, is a truck driver. One day, while Mirco is playing with an old rifle, the gun accidentally goes off; the boy is shot in the head. He survives, but loses his sight. At that time, Italian law considered blind people hopelessly handicapped, and did not permit them to attend public school. Hence, young Mirco's parents are forced to shut their son up in a "special school for the blind": the David Chiossone Institute in Genoa. In the beginning Mirco does not accept his new condition. But he is feisty and determined. When he finds an old tape recorder and a few used reels and discovers that by cutting and splicing tape he can create little fairy tales made only of sounds, a ... Written by Anonymous

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A truly nice little film
9 July 2015 | by (Venezuela) – See all my reviews

My rating: 6.5/10

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It may have had some pacing issues and maybe it was a bit too sweet in parts, but either way, Rosso come il cielo was a truly nice little film inspired by true events that was really well shot, solidly acted, and beautifully scored. This was a movie about the power and reach of imagination in children, but focusing on visually impaired children who, through their sense of hearing, found a way to create wonderful things. A bit less convincing was the portrayal of the social injustices from the historical period of Italy it depicted (the early '70s) which affected the upbringing of disabled children, but the general idea was clear enough.

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