The Last Spring

Η τελευταία άνοιξη

Like the final part of a non-official trilogy launched by Excursion and continued by Interlude, The Last Spring is split into three stories that all touch upon the repercussions and futility of war. Three men renegotiate such concepts as desertion, humanism, and freedom, while a woman played here by Emilia Ypsilanti takes up the baton from Excursion’s Lili Papayanni and Interlude’s Alexandra Ladikou, joining them in turn to complete a trinity of women who were Takis Kanellopoulos’ muses but also, at once, his alter egos. The melancholy of her gaze, so arrestingly shot by Grigoris Danalis, epitomizes – unbeknownst to Kanellopoulos – the end of his oeuvre’s first phase, given the contempt the film would draw from critics and audiences alike at the Thessaloniki Film Festival that would distance him yet further from the contemporary scene and isolate him, once and for all, within his fixations. Despite having the powerful Finos Film on board as a co-producer, the feature was never commercially released in Greek theaters.
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Direction: Takis Kanellopoulos
Script: Takis Kanellopoulos
Cinematography: Grigoris Danalis
Music: Yorgos Theodosiadis
Actors: Emilia Ypsilanti, Yorgos Fourniadis, Agis Pergantis, Vasilis Platanis
Production: Finos Film
Producers: Takis Kanellopoulos
Color: B/W
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 1972
Duration: 70'
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