Release date: 15/04/2010
A magical and inspiring film based upon a fascinating real-life story, “Red Like the Sky” grows in reputation each time it screens around the world. It’s received multiple audience awards on the festival circuit.
Mirco Mecacci is a young Tuscan boy who loses his sight in a gun accident. His life shifts direction as law insists that he attend a School for the Blind. As a feisty and quick-witted kid, he doesn’t fit into the rigid social networks at all. In fact, his creativity runs foul of the headmaster again and again.
A gift of a sound recorder is the means by which Mirco explores a whole new world, one filled with sound as expression. He gradually persuades his fellow pupils to join in, and a wonderful anarchy results. “Red Like the Sky” inspires and fascinates from the opening shots, a passionate Italian tale that recalls “Cinema Paradiso” in its faith and belief in possibilities. In real-life, Mecacci would go on to be one of Italy’s most successful film sound designers.