Kaos (1984)
Kaos (1984)

Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present


Paolo and Vittorio Taviani | Italy | 1984 | PG

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Wed 13 Mar 2024

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This panoramic and overwhelming anthology, based on five short folkloric stories by Luigi Pirandello, remains one of the Tavianis’ most enduring and celebrated films. Though the filmmakers made the unusual, self-effacing suggestion that distributors remove whichever segment would appeal least to their country’s tastes (resulting in the French release exorcising “La giara” and the Italian cutting “Requiem”), the film was released uncut in most parts of the world, preserving its beguiling, beautifully calibrated journey towards the cathartic “rapturous beauty of the epilogue” (Pauline Kael).

35mm print courtesy of Cinecittà Luce

Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute

Format: 35mm
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Source: Cinecittà Luce
Courtesy: Cinecittà Luce
Runtime: 187 mins

Event duration

187 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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