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It's Easier for a Camel... (2004)

It's Easier for a Camel... (2004)

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As 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.

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Cast

Yvan Attal
as Man in Park
Emmanuelle Devos
as Philippe's Wife
Karine Silla
as Céline
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Critic Reviews for It's Easier for a Camel...

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

Her story construction -- blurring fact and fantasy and mixing scenes from different time periods -- is confusing and wearying.

March 18, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
Seattle Times
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This is a rich comedy that leaves you suspended, with all its hubbub, between wanting to laugh and wanting to cry.

August 26, 2004 | Full Review…
New York Observer
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Overlong and heavy-handed, semi-autobiographical dramedy.

August 20, 2004 | Rating: 2/4
New York Post
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Because it is a convoluted meditation on the guilt that often accompanies personal wealth, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's wistful, self-effacing comedy is a movie that will push your buttons.

August 19, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Gives Euro-style ambient guilt over money a sensitive and bittersweet (if slightly overlong) treatment that's worth a detour.

August 18, 2004 | Full Review…
Variety
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Long-winded, jokingly self-deprecating, and clichéd.

August 17, 2004 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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