Kaos (also Chaos in the American release) is a 1984 drama film directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani based on short stories by Luigi Pirandello (1867-1933). The movie's title is after the name of the woods (Kaos, locally Càvusu) near Pirandello's birthplace in the neighborhood of Girgenti on the southern coast of Sicily.
The movie depicts four short stories from Pirandello's 15-volume series Novelle per un anno, which play around his birthplace in the 19th century. A raven, which in the introduction is shown to get a bell around his neck from locals, leads one from one story to the next.
An epilogue, Colloquio con la madre (""Conversing with Mother"), of similar length as the stories, describes Pirandello's fictional visit home many years after his mother has died. He asks his mother to retell the story of a trip to Malta she took as a child to visit her exiled father.
Kaos won the 1985 David di Donatello award for best production and screenplay and was nominated for best music. It...