It’s easier for a camel

Project Information

Original TitleIl est plus facile pour un chameau…
NationalityItaly, France
Runtime100 min
Completed2003
Genre Art house, drama
CastValeria Bruni Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroianni, Jean Hugues Anglade, Denis Podalydes, Roberto Herlitzka, Marisa Borsini
A coproductionGemini
Piccola Cooperativa Gagè
Interlinea film
DistributionMikado
SynopsisAs a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures that took her to the far side of the world. Now a charming thirty-something-single woman, Federica’s fantasies have evolved, adding lovers, stardom, and motherhood to her waking dreams, where Federica continues to press for her everyday life to be as real as the fantasies that invade her. Unfortunately, Federica’s daydreams can only provide a meager distraction from the reality she faces. Her career as a successful playwright is heading south, her boyfriend is pressuring her to start a family, a former lover wishes to rekindle an old affair, her sister is barely talking to her, her brother is self-centered and her loving father is terminally ill. And as if to make matters worse, Federica is rich, too rich, and the guilt that consumes her because of it is pushing her over the edge. As Federica struggles to find meaning in her life, she wrestles with her feelings about death and responsibility. She alleviates the added weight of the haunting guilt that her wealth derives through her vivid imagination, where her reality grows wonderful and, if only fleetingly, gives her the sense that all is perfect in her world.
FestivalsMoscow International Film Festival 2003 – Nominated

Prix Louis Delluc 2003 – Awarded best first film

Tribeca Film Festival 2003 – Awarded as Best Actress and as Best New Narrative Filmmaker

Ankara Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival 2004 – Awarded

César Awards, France 2004 – Nominated Best First Work of Fiction (Meilleure première oeuvre de fiction)

Golden Graals 2005 – Nominated Best Comedic Director

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2005 – Nominated Best New Director

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E' più facile per un cammello...