Kaos Screen n/a of 2 reviews

Kaos

1984

Kaos Poster
  • The characters are vivid, but the real star is the rugged Sicilian landscape, often shown in sweeping aerial shots, and the island’s ancient towns, typically treated as if stage sets.

  • [The Tavianis'] use of long shots in particular begs for comparisons to 18th-century landscape paintings, like those of Francesco Guardi or Bernardo Bellotto, though the Tavianis are adamantly pastoral in their depiction of Italian life. In Kaos, these shots are so proliferate as to be commonplace, but the alteration between open pastoral spaces and the tight framing of humans figures, whether through doorways or within enclosed spaces, keeps scenes from feeling stagnant.