FR 2002 (110′)- Dir.: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi. With Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Chiara Mastroainni, Jean-Hughues Anglade, Lambert Wilson. Official site
It is easier for a camel… To do what? To make a good film than it is for Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi? Well actually it is a quote of Jesus, whos said that it is easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than it is for rich people to go to heaven. And Federica (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) is very rich, so she is very afraid that she won’t go to heaven. The film meanders on around the ugly faced Federica and her slightly better looking family members (in real life Valeria’s sister Carla is a topmodel, and Michael Jagger’s ex-girlfriend). She is not able to get a serious life, because she feels so guilty. She writes theatre plays, but that is, according to her boyfried, just a hobby, and not a job.
Valeria, her sister and her brother are heirs to a huge fortune, coming from the CEAT tire factory in Torino, Italy. Her screenplay is probably 100% autobiographic. A wrong choice. A camel’s life is probably more interesting.