Perfect Sense Directed
David Mackenzie UK, Germany / 2011 / 90 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
Scientist Susan (Eva Green) studies epidemics, searching for answers to questions so important that she has given up love. When she meets Michael (Ewan McGregor), a talented chef, everything changes. Susan and Michael experience new and unforeseen depths of feeling, as all around the world something strange is affecting everyone's emotions. When the "apocalypse" comes, it arrives in the most cunning, ingenious and psychologically damning way. Susan and Michael embark on a sensual adventure, experiencing head-spinning, stomach-tightening moments of pure connection. Is this because they are falling in love or is it because the world is falling apart? The stellar performances of McGregor and Green are a perfect mesh of chemistry, including a memorably bizarre and romantic bathing scene. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times, “Perfect Sense” is a chilly parable, a genre-busting poetic sci-fi film, rich in haunting ideas and imagery. A clever and savory dish for those with discerning tastes.
Scottish filmmaker David Mackenzie built a career telling small, intense stories on small, economical budgets. "Perfect Sense," his sixth feature film, is his first foray into low-budget science fiction. He also directed the award-winning films "Young Adam" (London Film Critics Award, Best New British Feature award from the Edinburgh Film Festival and a Scottish BAFTA for Best Director) and "Asylum"( German Art House Cinema Guild Award at the Berlin International Film Festival), which explore the layers of human sexuality. "Hallam Foe" won eight international awards, including the German Art House Cinema Guild Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2007. "Spread," MacKenzie's first American film, premiered at Sundance in 2009 and is a comedy in which Jason Kutcher plays a serial womanizer and Anne Heche a thwarted lover. His most recent film, "You Instead," is a romance shot live at a music festival in Scotland.
MAIN CREDITS: Cast/Featuring: Ewan McGregor, Eva Green and Connie Nielsen
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