The young Sonia, a sensitive soul and a dreamer, falls for the mature Tonio – a music teacher, married man, and father of a daughter. Over the course of a short but resplendent summer, before the teacher is to move abroad with his family, they are to have an intense affair that leaves its mark on them both. Abandoning the experimental approaches of his previous films, Kanellopoulos tells a simple love story in Sonia that disarms with its unfeigned tenderness. Set beside the substantial figure cut by Spyros Fokas, Antigoni Doudoumi fashions an unforgettable, ethereal Sonia who hides her sorrow behind a bitter-sweet smile, almost like an Ozu heroine. Sonia, Kanellopoulos’ final film, invites audiences to plunge – with all the innocence of childhood and the melancholy of adulthood – into their own frustrated desires.
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Direction: Takis Kanellopoulos
Script: Takis Kanellopoulos
Cinematography: Stamatis Tripos
Editing: Takis Kanellopoulos, Babis Alepis
Music: Yorgos Chatzinasios
Actors: Antigoni Doudoumi, Spyros Fokas, Kostas Lachas, Lina Lampraki, Kostas Mazis
Producers: Yorgos Kanellopoulos
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1980
Duration: 75'
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