E la nave Va (And the Ship Sails On)
E la nave Va (And the Ship Sails On) (1984)

This Federico Fellini make is set in just-pre WW I times upon a ocean liner cruising with a curious assemblage of opera lovers and artsy types who've come aboard to join in a funeral voyage dedicated to a recently deceased opera queen.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 24, 1999
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

[The film] is to most movies what the Folies-Bergere was to the theater, a celebration of spectacle, even when it exists only for its own sake.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

For a movie that revels in its very artificiality, And the Ship Sails On possesses an astonishing emotional resonance in its last scenes.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Can be seen as a highly imaginative history lesson of the passing of an era

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Obviously, it isn't the intellectual content that's meant to carry the picture, but even Fellini's elaborate visuals seem timid and uninspired this time around.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Veers from the tedious to the fascinating.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

A lesser Fellini is still much greater than most of the product presented for our consumption.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

In the end, 'And the Ship Sails On' is a cruise to nowhere - diverting, but a bit dull.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The picture is worth watching, if only for the scenes with the rhino and the lengthy opening sequence, which begins as a scratchy, sepia-toned silent film that gradually but gloriously develops into a colorful sound picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
A very interesting film but very uneven, the opening is fantastic though...
Anthony Lawrie
A fantastic character piece by Federico Fellini, could this be one of the most overlooked films of all time? For me, this is definitely one of his funnier… More
Arash Xak
Better than Intervista but still not that interesting