Close Up

5 - 22 October 2018: Kaos


Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani
1984 | 183 min | Colour | Digital
Italian with English subtitles

A visually sumptuous epic consisting of four folkloric stories by Luigi Pirandello, all set in Sicily, plus a prologue and a rapturous epilogue. The tales are alternately sad, funny, lyrical, and fantastic. The strangest may be the second episode, in which a frightened young wife discovers that her new husband goes outside and bays like a werewolf during the full moon. Political rebellion is pulled by a deeper, almost mythic pattern forged by the imagination and desire shared by two generations of revolutionaries.

Part of our season on the Taviani Brothers