Federico Fellini (1920-1993) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. In a career that spanned fifty years, he was renowned for his innovative, highly imaginative and daring film-making. Amongst numerous other awards, he received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1993.
Some of his most admired films include La Strada (1954), Le notti di Cabiria/'The Nights of Cabiria' (1957), La Dolce Vita (1960), 8½ (1963), Roma (1972), Amarcord (1973) and E la nave va/'And the Ship Sails On' (1983).
And the Ship Sails On is set onboard a luxury liner in 1914, where friends of deceased opera singer Edmea Tutua have gathered to mourn her. Amongst the passengers are politicians, aristocrats, singers and a rhinoceros. The role of Edmea Tutua is played by the South African/British actress Janet Suzman, and the film also stars the German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch as La Principessa Lherimia.