After learning that he has a sexually transmitted virus, the philanderer starts on a journey to find his ex-girlfriend’s. In this race against time, he faces a series of confrontations on a road with no way back.
Not To Be Unpleasant But We Need To Have A Serious Talk is an absurd existential trip from the inside out. Aris, a successful executive, who learns by coincidence that he is a carrier of a sexually transmitted virus, sets off on a search for the first viral strain.
Under the pressure of time, Aris comes up against past romantic disputes, wandering in the labyrinth of moral condemnation. This pressure is silent and ambiguous, giving off an absurdity unique to the director, Giorgos Georgopoulos. Once the reminiscences mercilessly come to an end, the film exudes a sense of powerlessness. It is a lucid reflection on human relationships, unfortunate realities of life, and the differences between the sexes.
With the rich characterization and Omiros Poulakis’s performance, Not To Be Unpleasant But We Need To Have A Serious Talk presents a breathtaking emotional and visual experience. It will premiere in the UK at Raindance Film Festival after making a splash at the Hellenic Film Academy Award, and awarded the J.F.Costopoulos Foundation Award at the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Chloe Zhao, BA Film and Screen Studies, London College of Communication
Not to be Unpleasant but we Need to Have a Serious Talk is streaming until Nov 7.