This comedy follows Federica, a wealthy young woman living alone in Paris, who is overwhelmed by the responsibilities her inheritance will place upon her. Her love life is in chaos, and her family is beginning to disintegrate. She escapes the pressure by daydreaming. It’s Easier for a Camel marks the directorial debut of one of France’s most admired actresses, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, who drew on her own memories of growing up in a privileged family in France in the 1970s. 2003, France, color, 35mm, in French and Italian with English subtitles, 110 minutes.
One of Europe’s most prominent actors, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy, and educated in Nanterre, France at the Théâtre des Amandiers. Since the mid-1980s, she has appeared in more than 50 films, including Hôtel de France (1987), Forget Me (Oublie-moi) (1995), More (Encore) (1996), Empty Days (Rien à faire) (1999), The Color of Lies (Au coeur du mensonge) (1999), and 5 x 2 (2004).