In And the Ship Sails On, Pina Bausch plays one of a number
of passengers on a luxury liner shortly before the start of World War I.
its bravura opening sequence, in which sepia-tinted silent movie footage slowly
acquires colour and sound, the film is a fantastical, unpredictable tour de
force — “a bold testament to the artifice of studio-made movies ... a
succession of mostly comic commentaries on art and artists, whose
self-absorption Mr Fellini finds both wickedly funny and very moving” (The
New York Times).