Based on Alessandro D'Avenia’s best-selling novel of the same name, Giacomo Campiotti brings us a mesmerising coming-of-age story that is both universal yet wonderfully unique.
Leo (played by rising star Filippo Scicchitano, Take it Easy!, A Special Day) is an average 16 year-old who loves to hang out with friends, play soccer and tinker with his scooter – and like most other teenagers, he hates school. However, the arrival of a new philosophy teacher (Luca Argentero, Eat, Pray, Love) changes this as he encourages students to follow their dreams. For Leo, this includes classmate Beatrice. A fiery red head, the colour represents passion, love and blood to the tongue-tied adolescent. On the other hand, he is terrified by the colour white: to him, it represents everything that is about loss and deprivation. So when Leo discovers Beatrice has an illness related to the colour white, he must find the courage to dig deep and believe in something greater than himself.