Bianca come il latte, rossa come il sangue
from the novel by Alessandro D'Avenia with the same title
Leo is a typical sixteen-year-old: he likes to chat with friends, play foosball, joyride on his scooter and listen to his iPod. School is agonizing to him. Then, a new and “different” history and philosophy teacher arrives: he encourages the students to live deeply and follow their dreams.
Leo feels he possesses the strength of a lion but is held back by a terrifying nemesis: the colour white. Everything in his life that represents deprivation and loss is white. On the other hand, red is the colour of love, passion, and blood; red is the colour of the girl of his dreams, Beatrice.
Eventually, Leo discovers that she has an illness related to the colour white. His fear leads him to dig deep into himself, bleed and be reborn in order to understand that dreams cannot die; he must find the courage to believe in something greater than himself.