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.…
This is one of the most emotionally-charged films I've ever seen, which is another way of saying it's depressing as fuck but highly impactful. It takes place in a world where two lovers attempt to maintain communication and show affection as a mysterious epidemic spreads the earth. Unlike most apocalyptic films, however, Perfect Sense has a palpable sense of tension and fear that is highly metaphorical. The epidemic is global and inexplicable, causing emotional outbursts and the consequent loss of each of the five senses. For example, the first stage of the epidemic begins with humans experiencing bouts of sadness followed by the loss of their sense of smell. Susan, an epidemiologist studying the progression of the disease, clings to…
There was darkness. There is light. There are men and women. There's food. There are restaurants. Disease. There's work. Traffic. The days as we know them, the world as we imagine the world.
hauntingly beautiful film
Somewhat terrifying, but I loved the exploration of the emotional turmoil that hits right before the loss of each sense.
Qué guapa es Eva Green :'_)
At my last moments before i die, i will still remember how perfect this movie is.
Absolutely one of the most beautiful stories i ever seen. Ewan Mcgregor and Eva Green were amazing and gorgeous together. At some point in the movie they make it seen so real that it actually feels like you're felling what they are. At last very end i cried rivers, like i actually couldn't stop crying..
I totally recommend this for everybody!
Damn... I really enjoyed this? I was thinking it was going to be a drag, but it turned out really nice? I'm surprised I liked it so much. It was beautifully done with an interesting premise. There was also some brief ASL, too!!! I teared up seeing people sign? I don't know, I am weak. PLUS, I got to see Ewan's penis, so I am happy :)
Llegué a "Perfect Sense" debido a que su director, David Mackenzie, dirigió una de mis películas favoritas del año pasado (realmente es del 2014, pero yo la pude ver hasta el 2015): "Starred Up". Y al igual que en el drama carcelario, "Perfect Sense" se trata de personajes enfrentados a un ambiente que poco a poco los va deshumanizando, hasta que solo quedan despojos. También, al igual que en el filme posterior, la única solución visible para soportar las condiciones que los acechan, en última instancia es el amor. Y aquí está la parte más interesante de esta película: es un drama amoroso dentro del universo de una película apocalíptica y a pesar de esto, el tono de todo el…
After You watch this film it stays with you for a long time
With Ewan McGregor and Eva Green - the most devastating apoca-flick I have ever seen!
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…