The Red and the Blue
The Red and the Blue gives a fresh, comedic look at life in public high school in suburban Rome. The lives and education methods of the three central characters are indelibly altered with an influx of new students. Giuliana is a strict, by-the-books principal, Mr. Fiorito is an aging professor who has lost his passion and Mr. Prezioso is a new substitute full of hope and good intentions. Director Giuseppe Piccioni’s imagined high school becomes a setting in which multiple generations can relate to one another. The Red and the Blue offers a hopeful view on the Italian education system and 21st Century humanity in general.