'Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood' Selected as Film of the Year by Italy's 'Ciak' Magazine

The movie tells the story of the bloody end of the 2001 G-8 summit that left one protester dead.

ROME – Diaz: Don’t Clean Up This Blood, a drama based on the final days of the 2001 Group of Eight summit in Italy, was selected as the film of the year by Ciak, the Italian cinema monthly.

The film premiered nearly a year ago at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it finished second in the voting for the festival’s audience award, won three Nastri d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) awards in Italy and was nominated for four others. The Nastri d’Argento are Italy’s oldest film awards.

The film, directed by Daniele Vicari, recounts the violent end to the summit in the port city of Genoa, which left one anti-globalization protestor dead.

The Hollywood Reporter critic Deborah Young was less impressed by the film, calling it a "trumped-up TV movie whose limitations are thoroughly exposed by the big screen."

Ciak also selected Pierfrancesco Favino, the star of Marco Tulio Giordana’s Romanzo di una strage (Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy) and Posti in piedi in paradiso (A Flat for Three) from Carlo Verdone as actor of the year, while Micaela Ramazzotti, who starred in Salvatore Mereu’s Bellas mariposas and alongside Favino in Posti in piedi in paradiso, was named actress of the year.

The Ciak awards are the first Italian cinema awards of the year.