Don'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.
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.…
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.…
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…
The director has an assured hand on the tiller which means his vision is absolutely realised, and the talented cast play to their absolute strengths with utter conviction which means the viewer can buy into the premise immediately and that scenes which may have come across as laughable are anything but. This is a film with heart which reaches out to the viewer (unlike the other recent sci fi film starring Eva Green, Clone/Womb which I reviewed yesterday, a film that kept an aloof cold aesthetic towards the viewer) by focusing on the small scale; the love affair between two flawed people, making the ultimate global tragedy all the more poignant.
But ultimately what you do come away with from this film is the incredible endurance of the human spirit.
This film unexpectedly spoke to me. After seeing Eva Green in the truly terrible 300 remake, I was keen to see her in something more real and less campy. I thought it would be a nice little drama about two people falling in love as the world falls apart around them.
It was much, much more than that. These two people, Eva Green's Susan and Ewan McGregor's Michael, are already dealing with grief and guilt in their lives when the sickness begins. Susan is in the depths of depression over her former partner and Michael is racked with guilt daily about the way he treated a former fiancee. Both are guarded when it comes to love and it takes world…
At first, the central conceit of the senses being ripped away one by one, each with appropriate emotions/reactions preceding them, feels so gimmicky and tailor-made for serving the theme that the heavy-handedness tend to drag down the early proceedings. And it is not helped by the slightly underdeveloped romance between the two leads. Both Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are very good actors though, and they manage to invest emotionally into the relationship enough to make it land. Appropriate for the type of apocalypse taking place, the film’s cinematography and direction are excellent, evoking each sense vividly through the visual before it is taken away from the characters. The way it contrasts the collapsing world with the human’s will to…
In case you were wondering, it will take a lot more than eating flowers, toothpaste and soap to keep Eva Green from a being a stunning beauty.
A story about beatiful lovestory in the world without senses except the only one...
A film that gets better and more tragic as it goes on. The two leads are very good here, and you'll probably wish it was longer so you could see more time with them.
Basically a new disease breaks that after a slight fit of rage, you lose a sense. Smell first, then taste, the hearing, etc.
I do wish we had seen more of more of society dealing with it, as it stands we just see these two find each other and fall in love while this is all happening. Basically we see the tragedy outside and they have loads of sex to coup.
Midway, it takes more of a tragic approach as these lovers begin to lose more…
Ewan McGregor one more time proves to be one of the best actors of time.
His existence in the film seemed to push Eva Green more in acting in Perfect Sense, and the same for Eva Green too.
Both went very compatible with each other
Is this film trying its hard to be deep? Ugh! I just don't buy it. I think, this film is one of those films that have a good actors who did their best to portray their characters, but the story though unique on its own sense still failed to amaze me. I'm just saying... hihi!
Conmigo no ha funcionado. Aunque entiendo la moraleja del asunto, tanto la historia entre los protagonistas como el contexto en el que se inserta, me parece forzado. Me recuerda a Ensayo sobre la ceguera, quizás sin este (grato) recuerdo le daría otra valoración.
Vaya enfermedad, epidemia o lo que sea más hija de puta.
Bonita historia de amor de una pareja que se conoce cuando empiezan a aparecer los primeros síntomas de esta enfermedad que te va privando de los sentidos uno a uno.
Cuando acaba, te hace valorar más lo que tenemos. Pero se pasa rápido y se te olvida :P
Para valorar más los "cinco sentidos".
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- Boogie Nights
- The Last King of Scotland
- Eastern Promises
- The Dreamers
- Dead Man's Letters
- La Jetée
- The Sacrifice
- When the Wind Blows
I'm a sucker for films set after an apocalypse so I thought a list might be useful. It is by…