Colloquio con la madre (Conversing with mother)09 Feb 2016, by Relations in
Margaret Hills de Zàrate (TML Team)
Freely adapted from Luigi Pirandello’s novella, Colloquii coi personaggi (A meeting with my characters) Colloquio con la madre (Conversing with mother) is the last in a sequence of five interlinked stories in the film Kaos (1984) by the Taviani brothers, Paolo and Vittorio. Colloquio con la madre describes Pirandello’s fictional visit home to Sicily, shortly after his mother’s death, in which he encounters an apparition of his mother . He asks her to tell story that she has told him many times before, of a boat trip to Malta she took as a child to visit her exiled father.
‘Sento dentro, ma come da lontano, la sua voce che mi sospira: ‘Guarda le cose anche con gli occhi di quelli che non le vedono più! Ne avrai un rammarico, figlio, che te le renderà più sacre a più belle’.
(Luigi Pirandello da Colloqui coi personaggi, 1915).