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.…
Primeiro, o luto. A descrição de uma dor tão intensa, a dor da perda. A dor de saber que você nunca terá aquela lembrança de volta. Mantemos a lembrança pelo cheiro, sentimos, e permanecemos na lembrança do perfume da grama, do café fresco, o cheiro da pele, do sujo, do podre, do limpo. Tudo isso vai embora, tão rápido que nem conseguimos perceber.
Segundo, o paladar. A gula. O terror do pânico. A vaidade de um prato bonito, a vaidade dos nossos estômagos. Não sentimos sabor, gosto, apenas leves texturas onde apenas podemos discernir pelo o que resta, o som. Depositamos todas as nossas esperanças na visão e na nosso audição ao lembrarmos que comida, é, nada mais do que…
It’s an interesting idea and the actors do a very good job but I just did not like it. The human race is slowly losing each of their senses one after the other and the film centers on a love story between a chef and a scientist trying to live through it, find each other and maybe make it through. Ultimately it did not come together well for me and does not strike the emotional cord that I think it was going for.
This is the scariest film I have ever seen. This film resembles every fever dream I ever had.
didn't make a lot of sense to me but eva's green smile makes up for the whole thing tbh
This is not a love story, it may seem like it but it's not. At least looking it from my eyes, the movie is all about the transformation of pleasures.
Senses are vital for survival, they are warning signals that let us perceive our surroundings and adapt to them perfectly. In a world where you are stripped away from them, one by one, you could assume society would succumb to chaos, and they did at first, but they learned to perceive pleasures that were brought before by their dying senses in a different way.
They learned that the most important thing about eating in a restaurant sometimes it might not be the food itself, but the romanticism of the gesture…
This is still the scariest movie I've ever seen. The ending fucks me up every time.
How could a movie with possibly the next best visually appealing white couple have so much pain compacted into it?
Eva Green and Ewan McGregor are both hotties on their own part, but throw me into a situation where the two lovers have to communicate without their senses due to the next plague on the world and you bet you can find me crying on my carpet floor.
It's a good pain, I might add. In a weirdly masochistic 'I like to fuck myself up with sad movies' sort of pain.
I consider Perfect Sense to be one of those movies that seems to be the love child of two or more genres. It lingers on the sense of…
This film somehow tackles the ever so popular rhetorical question "what would happen if I lost all of my senses?" with a simple, yet beautiful answer: life goes on.
This film was way more tender and emotional than I originally anticipated and I'm happy I took the leap of faith.
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)
recommend shit to me, please! esp. little known sleazy stuff
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…