When Susan (Eva Green), an epidemiologist, reemerges from an affair gone sour, she encounters a peculiar patient—a Glasgow truck driver who experienced a sudden, uncontrollable crying fit. Now he is calm, but he has lost his sense of smell. Susan learns there are 11 cases like him in Glasgow, 7 in Aberdeen, 5 in Dundee, and 18 in Edinburgh. In fact, Great Britain has 100 cases, with additional ones reported in France, Belgium, Italy, and Spain, and they all appeared in the last 24 hours.Although Susan’s encounter with Michael (Ewan McGregor), a local restaurant chef, holds the promise of new love, the world is about to change dramatically. People across the globe begin to suffer strange symptoms, affecting the emotions, then the senses.
Director David Mackenzie returns to the Sundance Film Festival (Spread played in 2009) with Perfect Sense, a magnetic romance/thriller that offers a deeply moving proposition about the way the human race might weather a global pandemic. –Sundance Film Festival
Born and raised in Scotland, David Mackenzie started his film career making short films. He first won an award for California Sunshine (1997), a 20-minute film about a pair of small-time drug dealers that starred his younger brother, actor Alastair Mackenzie. In 1999 he won an Audience Award at the Brest European Short Film Festival for Marcie’s Dowry (1999), then in 2000, he placed second for Best Short Film at the Dresden Film Festival for Somersault (1999).
Having completed nine shorts and a documentary, Mackenzie’s first feature length film was the small budget The Last Great Wilderness (2002), which he co-wrote with his brother and Michael Tait (Alastair also starred). But David didn’t gain international attention until he wrote and directed Young Adam (2004), based on the 1954 novel by Alexander Trocchi. Starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton, the film won the Best New British Feature award at the 2003 Edinburgh International… read more
Beautiful, sensitive, imperfect. Brilliant use of gastronomy to allegorize the adaptation of humans to sensory deprivation. A love story in an a rather plausible apocalyptic frame. At its essence it reminds of It's All About Love by Thomas Vinterberg.
Updated through 6/20. The 65th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (site) officially opens tonight with a screening of John
It’s obvious that “Perfect Sense” has some flaws and that, at the end, you are left with a “too sweet” taste in your mouth, but the film makes a very interesting study on humanity, on our ability to… read review
Não fiquei muito amigo do filme e esperava mais até. Mesmo assim é uma abordagem interessante que esta proposta indie nos dá.
emos aqui um romance e também um filme catástrofe, num simultâneo que… read review
pefect sense is like camus’ plague with a romantic twist, an apocalypse interpetated through a postive, humantarianized perspective. the title perfect sense is misleading because there’s no perfect… read review