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RED LIKE THE SKY

by Cristiano Bortone

synopsis

It is 1970. Mirco is a Tuscan child in love with cinema. He loses his eyesight in an accident. At that time, the law regards blind people as handicapped, and does not allow them to attend public school, his parents are forced to send him to an institution. Here, the little boy finds an old reel to reel tape player and discovers that in slicing up the tape and piecing it back together and using only the sounds, he can create fairy tales. As the people at the Institute try and stop him from pursuing his hobby, Mirco will gradually convince the other blind children to discover their own talents and normality.
The true story of Mirco Mencacci, who eventhough he was blind, became one of the most renown sound editors in Italian cinema.

international title: Red Like the Sky
original title: Rosso come il cielo
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Cristiano Bortone
film run: 95'
release date: IT 09/03/2007, DE 05/02/2009, NO 23/10/2009, DK 03/06/2010, FR 06/10/2010
screenplay: Cristiano Bortone, Monica Zapelli, Paolo Sassanelli
cast: Paolo Sassanelli, Luca Capriotti, Marco Cocci, Simone Colombari
cinematography by: Vladan Radovic
film editing: Carla Simoncelli
art director: Davide Bassan
costumes designer: Monica Simeone
music: Ezio Bosso
producer: Cristiano Bortone, Daniele Mazzocca
production: Orisa Produzioni
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
distributor: Lady Film, Øst for Paradis, Les Films du Préau
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