Greece, 2019, 100 min, West Coast Premiere
Combining the elements of a road movie and a black comedy, Unpleasant tells the story of a very successful sales manager, Aris, who is going through the most crucial week of his life. Starting from a random blood donation, womanizer Aris finds out he’s carrying a rapidly spread sexually transmitted virus that is lethal for women. Trying to find out who the woman who gave him the virus is by meeting a different one each day of an entire week, Aris will have to face the consequences of his past choices and actions.
Giorgos Georgopoulos studied directing at the School of Cinematography Lykourgos Stavrakos. He also studied Sociology at Universita Roma. While studying, he started his career as a film editor and soon thereafter as a director, mainly of documentary films. Tungsten, his first feature, traveled to many film festivals worldwide and claimed numerous awards.
- 2020, Hellenic Film Academy Awards Nominations: Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor
- 2020, Taormina International Film Festival
- 2019, Austin Film Festival
- 2019, Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Meet the Neighbours Competition – J.F.Costopoulos Foundation Award for Best Greek Film