And the Ship Sails on = E la Nave Va

Italy, 1983

Film
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And the Ship Sails On won the 1984 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It is set on a luxury cruiser on the eve of World War 1, where a group of artists, mostly habitues of the opera world, have gathered in grand operatic style to bid farewell to the great singer Edmea Tetua who has left instructions that her ashes are to be scattered off her native Adriatic island. Talking directly to the camera, journalist Orlando introduces the viewer to the motley crew of self-absorbed, eccentric and individualistic artists. But the harmony of their world is soon to be jeopardised when a horde of Serbians mysteriously appear on the boat.

Credits

director

Federico Fellini

producer

Franco Cristaldi

production company

Gaumont-British Instructional

VIDES Cinematografica

Radiotelevisione Italiana

Language

Italian

Duration

02:10:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36657

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Italy

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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