Red like the Sky, the new film of the Italian director Cristiano Bortone, currently on display in Brazil, brings the true story of Mirco Mencacci (Luca Capriotti), renowned theater sound editor, who lost his sight in infancy. In this period, in childhood, is going all the action, showing the first paese (village) of residence Mirco up the accident with his father's rifle. The sad event which cost him, besides the loss of vision, his going to a special school for the blind in Genoa, away from parents and friends.We therefore have some points of conflict: new life, adjustment difficulties, estrangement from parents, this represents a striking feature of good Italian film narratives, home and school, among many, of neorealism.Begins, properly, the loss of vision, but it has not been a complete loss at first, with Mirco seeing blurry shapes, and also why, refusing at first to be treated as blind. "I'm not blind," he says, till you realize, in a scene beautiful in its simplicity, the bulb lit, but called and hung up again and again the switch.The sensory perception for granted all they need to trust in the other four senses is tested when one of the boys, who have been born blind, she asks her new friend Mirco describing colors. And who better than a boy and his mind free from bias to say "red ... red as the sky at dusk "(" Rosso come il cielo al tramonto ")?The bureaucracy as opposed to liberdadePor other hand, the rejection of the Italian brand is then that segregated blind children and left them under the responsibility of a director, who is also blind, supposedly understand the reality of the boys and could theoretically , keep them under control.
Through a centralized and bureaucratic program, children were indoctrinated to obey, to pray and learn a trade manual, such as stuffed chairs.This situation disturbed the priest and teacher Giulio, inspiring Mirco at school and supporter of the new air that began to go through education. In fact, this conflict between the director and teacher, with positions as opposed frankly, shapes the film's great debate: what is the role of freedom in the evolution of the individual? For teachers, the training concept was imposed from above restrictive attitude of inventiveness, symbolized by the incredible talent of Mirco, who told stories capturing the sounds of nature with an old school writer, conveniently provided by the teacher.The talent Mirco ends happily for everyone involved, when they come together to accomplish a great narrative's end, having the parents present to visit them. Packed full of sympathetic characters, as several friends and his girlfriend, the movie really care in everyday scenes, as if we were walking down the street any of Italy, and, appropriately, bring us closer to our human condition, regardless of our abilities and talents.