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…
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.…
See that poster over there, to the left? Looks like an ad for a romance, doesn't it? Well, it's not a romance, IT'S TERRIFYING!! Inexplicable, yes, but it makes every bit as much sense as any of those zombie movies you're so fond of. Imagine losing every one of your physical senses, one at a time, along with every other person on the planet. Now imagine the confusion and violent reactions the general populace might have as this global event unfolds.
Children of Men is this film's closest parallel. If you thought that was a good piece of filmmaking, then you will surely find some merit in Perfect Sense's depiction of the potential "end of the world."
Another one of those movies I've watched that feels hand-tailored for me in many ways, Perfect Sense is a beautiful little film with a lot of emotional strength and brilliant leads.
The visual quality of the film is also outstanding, and I'm a big fan of how the viewing/listening experience is affected as the film's plot progresses.
I'm still shocked that this saw a release within the same year as Beginners, another Ewan McGregor-led film, because they share some core similarities, at least thematically and emotionally. Both are brilliant films in their own ways. I'm excited to see how my emotions towards this film progress over time.
A good movie but so goddamn depressing.
I think this film was very depressing, but it did bring a very original and beautiful love story!
An intriguing and emotionally charged story, based around a powerful concept. Ewen and Eva are perfectly suited for this type of story and play to each others strengths impeccably. Although the intermittent explanatory history briefings were a bit annoying, eventually they made sense and overall the movie turned out to be incredibly beautiful.
this was so fake deep it hurt
It has an interesting idea, but ultimately falls flat emotionally for me.
A great sci-fi concept: outbreaks of a mysterious disease force people to experience violent emotional outbursts, followed by the loss of one of their senses. The director does a wonderful job at emphasizing the importance of each sense, especially how it pertains to memory and joy, before snatching it away. However, the film's writing fluctuated too often between sentimental narration and a grounded plot for me to take this film as seriously as the subject matter warranted. Luckily Ewan McGregor and Eva Green's chemistry kept me invested in the characters.
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
I probably like romance/romcoms a bit too much for any straight male, suggest some more like these please?
Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…