And the Ship Sails On

Synopsis: In July 1914 a luxury cruise ship leaves Italy with the ashes of the famous opera singer Tetua. The boat is filled with her friends, opera singers, actors and all kinds of exotic people. Life is sweet the first days, but on the third day the captain has to save a a large number of Serbian refugees from the sea, refugees who has escaped the first tremors of WWI.
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Director(s): Federico Fellini
Production: Gaumont
  11 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


Yesterday's excellent cream soup,

can we have it today too?

That was vegetable soup

Yes, it was vegetable soup

Do you want to know why they're

making this trip?

It's a funeral. You'll ask,

"What do you mean, a funeral?"

Yes, ladies and gentlemen,

a funeral

All these famous characters are

here to follow a funeral

It was her expressed wish,

in her last will and testament

"Cremation and dispersion of my

ashes when the sun rises

"around the island where

I was born."

That's the island of Erimo,

where Edmea Tetua was born

and where her soul wishes

to return

Edmea Tetua, the greatest singer

of all time!

A vocal miracle! The voice

of a goddess!

Light blue

Light blue and white.

Ultramarine blue

Light blue, ultramarine blue

Emerald green. Green.

Light blue

Music makes her see

a rainbow

White, white, white

My sister says that each note

has its own color

The scientists of Sotierre say

some people have this power

by which they have a chromatic

view of sounds

Excuse me for interfering,

but I don't think that anyone

can prove such a thing

Anybody can say he sees colors

Mr. Kuntz, it's obvious that not

everyone can have

such a sensitive soul!

I wouldn't dare to doubt it!

I'm just saying that it's almost

impossible to prove

Once when I was ill,

all faces were green to me

But we can all perceive

the colors of music

And not only music. Voices are

colored too

You say my voice is grey! But

is it always grey?

Not always. When you are worried

your voice becomes rusty

Brownish red. But the police

chief's voice

is always the same color.

Yellowish, matte, not clear!

And what color is the voice of

our general?

I'd like to hear it, General

This is my voice. I'm unable

to sing with it


I see no color.

A voice without color,

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Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (Italian: [fedeˈriːko felˈliːni]; 20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His films have ranked, in polls such as Cahiers du cinéma and Sight & Sound, as some of the greatest films of all time. Sight & Sound lists his 1963 film 8½ as the 10th-greatest film of all time. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini won the Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and directed four motion pictures that won Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.Besides La Dolce Vita and 8½, his other well-known films include La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, Amarcord and Fellini's Casanova. more…

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