Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight 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…
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…
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…
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.…
Aesthetics: Eva Green smoking cigarettes (and her overall existence.)
nice story, horrible acting
Perfect Sense's incredibly dumb premise comes off as an excuse to showcase the actors' abilities. The movie is extremely predictable and consists of scenes with no emotional depth even though the characters are experiencing intense emotion.
Eva Green and Ewan McGregor fall in love during the world wide epidemic of a disease that causes a loss of the senses. With each faculty (smell, taste, ect.) that is lost comes a different uncontrollable emotion. For instance, the first sense that the world loses is smell. So right before someone loses their sense of smell they are overcome with grief and sadness for seemingly no reason.
Each time one of the senses is about to be lost, we have a scene where…
A disease whose first symptoms are an overwhelming sense of grief, about the people you have lost and the terrible wrongs you have done to others; followed by a sudden loss of the olfactory sense. It's the first part that allows for a tremendous cinematic heft. David MacKenzie appears to appreciate a challenge. It gives him scope. Unfortunately, the internet doesn't cough up any of the striking images of the movie. Of bus drivers or traffic wardens collapsing in tears. That's what I call cinematic. You can get lots of pictures of Ewan MacGregor and Eva Green canoodling but its the image of another human being collapsing under the weight of their own memories, as they leave them, that obviously…
La premisa de Perfect Sense es sencilla: Sobre todo el planeta se abate, de forma inexplicable e imparable, una plaga que provoca que todos los seres humanos empiecen a perder, uno a uno, sus cinco sentidos.
A partir de esta premisa básica de ciencia ficción, Perfect Sense es un drama sobre el apocalipsis, un ensayo sobre la importancia de los sentidos para el ser humano, una metáfora de como la vida sigue adelante aunque la tragedia se abata sobre ella, y una historia de amor sobre los dos personajes que son testigos para el espectador y, como todo el planeta, víctimas de la plaga, y solventemente interpretados por Eva Green y Ewan McGregor.
Una película con medios sencillos que consigue transmitir como el planeta se está viniendo abajo sin perder la perspectiva de sus protagonistas. Muy maja, sobre todo si te gusta este tipo de historias.
So pretentious it hurts. Still, Eva Green and Ewan McGregor actually manage to make this worthwhile to watch.
"It's dark now. But they feel each others' breath. And they know all they need to know. They kiss. And they feel each others' tears on their cheeks. And if there had been anybody left to see them, then they would look like normal lovers, caressing each others' faces, bodies close together, eyes closed, oblivious to the world around them. Because that is how life goes on. Like that."
I am very sensitive right now because this fucking movie fucking destroyed me.
Once you acknowledge the languid pace, PERFECT SENSE is actually a solid pre-apocalypse love story. The performances from Green and McGregor get better as their senses begin to fail them. There is a look and feel like a prequel to CHILDREN OF MEN.
MVP: Eva Green. She carries the film and I keep wondering when she's going to get her Oscar opportunity.
Life goes on, and Love endures; everything else is secondary. Hopelessly romantic, almost to its fault.
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
A work in progress. Suggestions welcome