Federico Fellini's 1983 And the Ship Sails On was screened out of competition at Cannes and received a 15 minute standing ovation. It was France's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film and wasn't even accepted as a nominee (the honor went, quite deservedly, to Bergman's Fanny and Alexander). It is equal parts ode to film artificiality and a critique of the European cultural attitudes that led to World War I. And again, it was made in 1983. It is Fellini. So, so Fellini.
Lost in Criterion gives it a watch this week, why don't you give us a listen?