Wed 27 Oct

Ship of Fools

Cert. 12A


149 mins

in English

USA | 1965 | dir. Stanley Kramer, with Simone Signoret, Vivien Leigh, Oskar Werner, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Stanley Kramer’s star-studded, gripping, Oscar-winning adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter’s novel about passengers aboard an ocean liner from Mexico bound to Germany in 1933 forms a potent allegory of a world drifting inexorably towards war, an allegory still resonant in today’s world.

With its incredible cast, including Simone Signoret and Vivien Leigh (in her last screen role), Ship of Fools is a powerful drama and a compelling viewing experience, remaining one of the finest ensemble pieces of the period. It garnered eight nominations at the Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Signoret, and won Best Cinematography and Best Set Design.

27 Oct 5.40pm


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