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.…
Not sure what it says about a movie if my favorite thing about it was the sex.
In this movie, there’s some mysterious disease that robs people of their senses. It’s one of those movies that has pretentious voice-overs over montages of flowers blooming and other generic scenes, but UGGGGGHHHH!!! Ewan McGregor and Eva Green sell this movie as the tragic lovers by how freaking HOT their love scenes are (not to mention how hot they are)
The central concept is as far fetched as it gets but the film plays it entirely straight. It has some interesting ideas and provokes good conversation. It's also nicely actor by McGregor and Green.
The central love story, the acting, and the contagion angle really make this dark romance work!
this should be tagged as horror.
also ewan and eva are a #dreamteam
Talking about gratefulness & presence in the moment . . .
This film does wonders towards an understanding of what it means to have all we have. To know all we know. To love each other and to perceive life in all its magnificence.
You may say it's kitsch, but that's arguably because you've shut out true connectedness. Reality is beyond kitsch because its beauty defies the petty concept that kitsch is. Green and McGregor are marvellous at depicting just that.
Inexplicably bashed by many critics, this is a surprisingly optimistic and vivid take on the overused apocalyptic scenario. An honest romance that is really touching and beautiful, even if sometimes the stylized direction and some involuntarily funny scenes stand in the way.
More like perfect fucking movie.
Vale sólo por los últimos 15 minutos, todo lo demás es ZZZ ah y por supuesto por Eva Green y Ewan (siempre Renton) MacGregor.
La vie sans les sens n'est qu'une question d'adaptabilité,
La vie sans les sentiments n'est que velléité,
Nous sentons trop et ne ressentons pas assez.
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I wanna ask you all a favor. I am set to direct my first short…
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff