Magazine article Screen International

Diaz Recounts Harsh Lesson

Magazine article Screen International

Diaz Recounts Harsh Lesson

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Producer Domenico Procacci discusses Panorama Special entry Diaz Don't Clean Up This Blood which will strike a chord in Berlin.

Daniele Vicari's (Maximum Velocity - V Max) Berlinale Special entry Diaz Don't Clean Up This Blood is one of this year's more emotive titles. The film charts the brutal raid by Italian riot police on a group of protesters sleeping in a school during the Genoa G8 summit in 2001, an act which has so far gone largely unpunished.

"We were sure that no one would pay for what happened in Genoa," says Fandango producer Domenico Procacci. "In Italy we have a habit of forgetting acts like these. What happened was too important to forget but hopefully this film will remind people.That was the project's starting point."

The multi-language film was shot mostly in Bucharest, Genoa and in Italy's Alpine Alto Adige region and is a co-production between Fandango, Le Pacte and Romania's Mandragora. The international cast includes Jennifer Ulrich, Emilie de Preissac and Monica Barladeanu, alongside Elio Germano and Cladio Santamaria.

In Romania, the production rebuilt the fateful Diaz school and surrounding streets. "There were two reasons we wanted to shoot in Romania", recalls Procacci. …

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