The Italian film awards were handed out over the weekend, and the two big winners were Nanni Moretti'sThe Caiman (which will be shown in competition at Cannes next month) and Crime Novel, director Michele Placido sprawling look at gangsterism in Italy. The former, though it won six awards to Crime Novel's eight, took home most of the major prizes, including best picture, best director for Moretti, and best actor for Silvio Orlando, who plays the film's Silvo Berlusconi-esque main character. Crime Novel, meanwhile, apart from the best support actor trophy, won mostly artistic awards, including those for set-design, editing, cinematography, and costumes.

New Yorkers will have an opportunity to see Crime Novel next month: it will be screened on May 4 and 6 as part of the Spotlight series at the Tribeca Film Festival.