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Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.
Recommended to me on my Lend me your Heart list (which can be found here)
This film appeals to both the head and the heart and I love it for it.
I think most of us have wondered what it would be like to lose one of their senses. This film explores that notion by proxy of a global disease that causes you to lose your senses one by one. What I found very interesting is what this film's conclusion is to how we would respond to that. We would find a way to keep going and make sense of our lives, whether through art or routine. I found that a surprisingly plausible notion. It does touch upon our innate…
I have not once ever heard about this movie. Then one day somebody on the Facebook page "Cinema Discussions" mentioned this in a comment and I LOVE me some Eva Green so I said why the hell not!. "Perfect Sense" is directed by David Mackenzie(never heard of him) and stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green. Overall I really enjoyed this movie. It was quite fascinating actually.
The plot of the film is that it follows this strange couple(friends with benefits kind of) during a time where the entire human race is slowly losing all their senses(sight, tastes etc..) one by one. Each sense lost is preceded by a outbreak of a certain emotion.
+ Great acting
+ Awesome directing…
Susan is an epidemiologist, Michael is a chef. When the world is on the verge of its day of reckoning, they find each other. For some inexplicable reason Earth is being hit by global diseases: first, everybody loses their sense of smell, then their sense of taste, and so forth. Every hit is accompanied by an outburst of emotion (sadness, anger). As a viewer you soon see that hope is all gone; that we’re dealing here with something unfixable. ‘Perfect Sense’ simply shows the annihilation of society, but through the eyes of lovers who have to learn to deal with this wretched climate. Overly dramatized soundtracks, with many violins, guide us from the very first signs of this crisis up…
Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are well cast as an epidemiologist and chef respectively, Michael (McGregor) taking his breaks from the kitchen in the alleyway behind the restaurant leading onto the apartments where Susan (Green) is living. Susan is asked to start working on the strange cases that are slowly appearing across the country (Scotland, the heart of the story is based in Glasgow) where people are becoming emotionally fraught for a short period, then a sudden switch to calmness and the loss of all smell.
They first meet by sharing cigarettes marking the cue for director David Mackenzie to take time introducing them to each other, carefully building the detailed nuances that help form the larger picture later on.…
David Mackenzie is one of those largely ignored British directors. His filmography is far from flawless (even his good films aren't perfect) but his films do deserve a bit more attention than they seem to receive. Young Adam, Hallam Foe and now Perfect Sense are three interesting, unusual, and accomplished movies that were undeservedly released with little fanfare. Perfect Sense is Mackenzie’s second collaboration with Ewan McGregor and the director seems able to challenge and get the best out of the actor.
Essentially an apocalyptic love story, Perfect Sense brilliantly captures how the world would react to the gradual loss of all our senses. It is a frightening prospect and Mackenzie captures both the sheer panic and the need to…
I'd like to personally thank The Artist Formerly Known As Del Boy for recommending me this very unique and lovely gem.
Both Ewan McGregor and Eva Green are excellent in the leads and share some amazing chemistry. Their relationship feels so raw and intimate, I'd be surprised if they didn't have feelings for each other in real life. They're astonishing as a couple in the midst of an outbreak. As interesting as the sci-fi element is, the love story works all by itself thanks to the two leads. There is so much emotion and care displayed on the screen and put into the picture that it really transcends. The script, the acting, the cinematography, the direction...all wonderfully brilliant and beautiful.…
hooo boy this was a lot to take in !! depressing and gives you anxiety throught the whole film ! wonderful !
This poster is so ugly. There are prettier posters on the TMDB entry. A movie this beautiful deserves better than this poster.
EDIT: I'm going to make 1,000 TMDB accounts to downvote this ugly ass poster and upvote a nicer one if that's what it fucking takes.
A creatively composed blend of sci-fi and romance. Characters aren't particularly complex but the chemistry between McGregor and Green is impressive. Score and cinematography are both superb. Also loved the weighty conclusion. Feel like Mackenzie's work is a little underappreciated overall.
The improbable likelihood of the events displayed in the movie ever actually happening didn't make this any less effective on me. A tragic, beautiful reminder to never take life for granted.
Her kohl lit eyes sparkled as her smile traveled oceans and rested besides my heart. Like dew drops on windowpane, changing shapes, morphing into one another, her features amalgamated with themselves. The twitch of her nose, hesitancy on her neck line, soft shadow of her hair and mesmerizing contours of her cheek, she was but a walking piece of art.
And then the way she ties her hair, plays with her shrug, glides gently instead of walking, becomes erratic when angry and makes love clumsily, I believed in grace all over again.
Wait, did I just ranted on and on about Eva Green?
Literally never heard of this film before, just randomly came across it as I browsed the internet and I'm so happy I did. This film's concept and execution has lifted it into my list of favourite films of all time. The editing and cinematography in this film is breathtaking. Not a perfect film but still throughly enjoyed.
Devastating movie, with just enough schmaltz to make it heartbreaking.
Honestly, this film scares me more than any zombie apocalypse or natural disaster ever can. Simply brilliant combination of love and science.
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Easy…