And the Ship Sails On

  • Dir: Federico Fellini

  • Italy, 1983, 129 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Victor Poletti, Pina Bausch

Emerging from sepia-tinted silent film aura on the eve of World War I, a luxury ocean liner embarks on a voyage, carrying aristocrats, composers and singers for the memorial service of a famed diva. The absurdity and ignorance of the upper classes are soon revealed upon the arrival of a group of Serbian refugees on board. Fabricated entirely in Cinecittà studios, Fellini’s stylized comedy embellished with opera music is a quiet remembrance of an extravagant bygone era, a playful commentary on art and artists, as well as a breaking wave with visual fantasia.

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: 5 Silver Ribbon awards including Best Director and Best Cinematography

Federico Fellini 100 is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni from Luce Cinecittà. All films (unless noted) have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittà, Cineteca di Bologna and Cine teca Nazionale.


In-theatre Screening


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