And the Ship Sails On* (E La Nave Va)
- 1983 ----- color ----- 128 min ----- vhs
(Directed by Federico Fellini; with Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Victor Poletti, Peter Cellier) In 1914 a group of musical artists embark on an ocean-liner for the burial voyage of a great opera singer. The characters on the voyage are Fellini's usual circus-tent assemblage and the subplots appear and disappear at will. A singer hypnotizes a chicken with his voice; tenors duel above a slumbering rhinoceros; exiled Serbs break into a ritualistic spring dance on the ship's deck. And off on the horizon an Austro-Hungarian warship looms demanding the Serbs return.
(In Italian with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)
- Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)