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And the Ship Sails On

(E la nave va)

Digital Restoration

featuring

Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Janet Suzman, Victor Poletti,

In 1914, the admirers of a recently deceased opera diva gather on an ocean liner for a voyage to her birthplace, where her ashes are to be scattered at sea. Along the way, the passengers—an assortment of music-world characters, along with one homesick rhinoceros—engage in flirtations and squabbles, and take in a group of Serbian refugees, with potential geopolitical ramifications. An exercise less in plot or character than in cinematic design, the opulently stylized And the Ship Sails On “floats serenely above the realities of ordinary movies” (Vincent Canby, New York Times).

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Federico Fellini
  • Tonino Guerra
Cinematographer
  • Giuseppe Rotunno
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 132 mins
Source
  • Luce Cinecittà
Permission
  • Janus Films
Additional Info
  • Opera lyrics by Andrea Zanzotto

    Restored by Luce Cinecittà