Romantic Note

Ρομαντικό σημείωμα

In his most visually and thematically introverted film, Takis Kanellopoulos tells the confessional story of four friends and their love for the same woman. It is an audio-visual construct seeking out the limits of romanticism, first and foremost in art but inescapably also in life – one firmly and irrevocably entrenched in the style that would become the signature of his second directorial phase: the complete absence of dialogue expression, visual compositions that reference his beloved Impressionist painters, a pervasive lyricism, a romantic disposition, and a deeply-felt melancholy for a time – that of youth – that seems to have slipped irrevocably away. From Charles Trenet wondering “What remains of our loves?” to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and from there to Pier-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet, Romantic Note seems addressed to Kanellopoulos himself first, then to fans of his films, and finally to all those of his ilk, body and soul. The film garnered a special mention at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for Christos Triantafillou’s color cinematography and was only screened commercially, at the Rivoli cinema in Thessaloniki, for two weeks in November 1978.
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Direction: Takis Kanellopoulos
Script: Takis Kanellopoulos
Music: Alkis Kakaliangos
Actors: Yorgos Mazis, Maria Perdiki, Sotiris Solomos, Kostas Simenos, Makis Nakos
Producers: Takis Kanellopoulos
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1978
Duration: 84'
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