Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Without love there is nothing.
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.
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…
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…
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.…
Fue el ciclo Ewan McGregor. No sé si me gustó o no esta película. El mensaje es terriblemente fuerte y desolador, quizás si se hubiera abierto una posibilidad de recuperarlo todo a través del amor, me hubiera encantado.
Buenísimas actuaciones, y, una vez más, los contrastes del caos de la humanidad.
Vale la pena. El argumento me pareció muy original.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Wow, un drama bastante intenso y una idea buena.
Me gusto la filosofia de la pelicula o al menos lo que uno entiende, creo que el humano siempre sigue haciendo lo que te gusta o lo que no te gusta, te aferras a las cosas a pesar de que ya no funcione y sigues tratando de encontrar la manera de que funcione, por que no sabes que mas a hacer? ¿Que haras si no haces eso que siempre haces? El estar perdido en ti mismo.
Me puso a pensar mucho lo que seria un mundo sin sentidos, y es que no seria nada, literal. Nunca lo habia visto tan a fondo y lo especial que es todo lo que hay…
Perfect Sense is all about love (as in, all you need is), wrapped up in a really intriguing sci-fi premise. A story about the world’s population slowly being stripped of each of its sensory perceptions; each preceded by an intense emotion. Grief is first, which signals the loss of smell. Then the loss of taste follows feelings of fear and hunger. Anger brings about the loss of hearing, and then finally a profound sense of euphoria hits before everyone goes blind.
Amidst this juicy idea for a movie, is a blossoming romance between an epidemiologist, Susan (Eva Green) and a chef called Micheal (Ewan McGegor). Focusing on their meeting and subsequent relationship, while also realistically exploring people’s desire to adapt…
All beyond fat and flour...
I had never heard of this film before, but looking at my Letterboxd friends it seems I was in the minority. First noticed it while browsing through NetFlix and added it to my queue as it seemed like a sure fire film to watch with Mrs. DuLac.
The description "apocalyptic romance" kept me from getting overly excited about watching this one as I imagined the love story being forced onto an apocalyptic backdrop, but then you had Ewan McGregor and Eva Green starring so it balanced it all out.
Especially Eva Green who I've become a huge fan of in the last few years to the point that even her inclusion in a clearly…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Não se apegue aos pequenos resumos sobre o filme. Talvez seja uma obra subestimado pelos textículos de Netflix e companhia.
Perfect Sense, ou "Sentidos do Amor" em tradução abrasileirada, é um filme que instiga você a pensar sobre um "e se..." dos inúmeros que pensamos na vida. Há um romance que emoldura a peça, mas a história sobre a epidemia e as alterações dos sentidos é muito bem elaborada. E choca. Mérito do David Mackenzie, também diretor de "Starred Up", que apesar de produzido dois anos depois desse, acabei por assistir antes de PS.
Wow this film is depressing.
Película muy interesante al dar un toque original a una temática quemadísima en el cine. Funciona bien, Ewan se hace querer y da ganas ponerte a oler todo.
terrifying but hopeful in the best way possible
if only more romantic dramas could be so goddamn depressing
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