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Bruni Tedeschi: genesis of a director

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- Il est plus facile pour un chameau, the Italian actress' critically acclaimed directorial debut that she also stars in, is out in France

Bruni Tedeschi: genesis of a director

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s directorial feature debut entitled Il est plus facile pour un chameau... [+see also:
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is about to be released onto 175 French screens.
The particularity of this film is that it alternates scenes in French and Italian, since it partly autobiographical and based on Bruni Tedeschi’s wealthy family’s decision to move to Paris during the years in which terrorism and kidnapping were rife in Italy. The film got positive reviews and considerable press coverage.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi stars as herself, and the cast includes Chiara Mastroianni as her sister, Carla, as well as Lambert Wilson, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Denis Podalydes, Emmanuelle Devos, Roberto Herlitzka and Yvan Attal, with Marysa Borini as herself :the Bruni Tedeschi.
The film took five years to prepare and is based on a screenplay by Bruni Tedeschi and Noémie Lvovski and Agnès de Sacy and was co-produced by Italy’s Interlinea and Switzerland’s Light Night Production. The film was also made thanks to the contribution of Gemini Films and especially producer Paulo Branco who dedicated himself to this film at a time when no TV company was interested in it.
Given this excellent start, it is likely that Bruni Tedeschi will continue down this road although her next project is to star in François Ozon’s 5x2 [+see also:
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, followed by Arnaud Desplechin’s next feature, Rois et Reines (Kings and Queens) which is currently in pre-production.

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(Translated from French)

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