Takis Kanellopoulos – Romantiko simeioma AKA Romantic Note (1978)
The story of four fellow students who fall in love with the same girl (Adriana / Maria Perdiki), who has shook up their lives with her unexpected appearance as well as her enigmatic presence, and who will give them up in the same dramatic way, as if she never existed. The incurably romantic Takis Kanellopoulos returns to his favorite theme of “lost youth”.
This autobiographical film by Takis Kanellopoulos won an honorary photography distinction at the 19th Thessaloniki Film Festival.
Vrasidas Karalis wrote:
Kanellopoulos’ later movies, The Last Spring (I Teleutaia Anoixi, 1972), The Chronicle of Sunday (To Hroniko tis Kyriakis, 1975), and especially Romantic Note (Romantiko Simeioma, 1978), unfortunately ossified his unique style into self-referential projects, which should have been short films but which Kanellopoulos expanded in a desperate attempt to tell a story that simply no longer existed. In Romantic Note he dispensed altogether with plot line and used the camera as the eye of an innocent bystander, looking here and there, unfocused and unattached and salvaging from oblivion and trivialization only fleeting experiences.
Karalis, Vrasidas. A History of Greek Cinema. New York, NY: Continuum, 2012.
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