A man and a woman are to meet on a train. When it stops for six hours in the man’s hometown, the pair spend the day together. Then part ways. Forever? In this film, which owes a debt to David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945), written by Noël Coward and based on his 1936 one-act play titled Still Life, Takis Kanellopoulos allows the condensed erotic entanglement of two nameless lovers to unravel across two filmic timeframes – that of reality and that of the imaginary – in what is a deeply romantic, melancholic, and poetic charting of all those fleeting moments that leave their mark on people’s lives forever. In Interlude, Kanellopoulos strips away dialogue expression, leaving Alexandra Ladikou’s voice-over to tell the story between the lines, Nikos Mamangakis’ music to remix his fixations, and Thessaloniki to star as an unknown yet highly recognizable place where the greatest loves are born and also die. The feature won Best Art Film at the 9th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, as well as Best Cinematography for the work of Stamatis Tripos and Syrakos Danalis.
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Direction: Takis Kanellopoulos
Script: Yorgos Kitsopoulos
Editing: Stamatis Trypos
Music: Nikos Mamangakis
Actors: Angelos Antonopoulos, Alexandra Ladikou
Producers: Takis Kanellopoulos
Format: 35mm
Color: B/W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1968
Duration: 87'
Contact: Yorgos Kanellopoulos,

Takis Kanellopoulos

Takis Kanellopoulos was born in Thessaloniki in 1933 and died in 1990 of a heart attack. He was one of the first Greek directors to make films in Thessaloniki. He was honoured at the 7th Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1966, on the occasion of his film Excursion, for his contribution to raising the quality standards of the Festival. At the 1968 Thessaloniki Festival, Interlude won the Greek Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, while the same film was awarded Best Art Film of the Year, jointly with Vassilis Georgiadis’s Girls in the Sun. Kanellopoulos’s filmography consists of three shorts and seven feature films.


1960 Macedonian Wedding (short doc)
1961 Thassos (short doc)
1962 Glory Sky
1966 Excursion
1968 Interlude
1969 Kastoria (short doc)
1972 The Last Spring
1975 Memories of a Sunday
1978 Romantic Note
1980 Sonia