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.

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Credits

director

Federico Fellini

producer

Franco Cristaldi

production company

Gaumont-British Instructional

Radiotelevisione Italiana

VIDES Cinematografica

Duration

02:10:00:00

Production places
Italy
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324871

Language

Italian

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q18437

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