Monday, December 13, 2010

David Mackenzie Comments on "Perfect Sense" Screening at Sundance Film Festival

With the Sundance Film Festival set to take place next month, the press machine is now cranking up. As such, we are lucky today to see a new comment from Sigma's own David Mackenzie on his latest film "Perfect Sense" which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Via Trust Nordisk:

David Mackenzie, who directed the award-winning HALLAM FOE (2007), is delighted about being a part of the festival: “It's wonderful to be having the World Premiere of Perfect Sense at Sundance, in the company of the kind of independent, trailblazing, edgy films that the festival is famous for”.

There are also two new description of the film (which runs 90 mins) now online for us. First, from the Trust Nordisk piece which reads:

"PERFECT SENSE tells the story about Susan, who is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, including love - until she meets Michael, a talented chef. Suddenly everything starts to change. While Susan and Michael are experiencing new and unforeseen depths of feeling, all around the world people are also beginning to feel strange - something is affecting the emotions. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking 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? A life affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in these turbulent times."
As first reported here on this blog, Perfect Sense will debut on January 24, with the Sundance Film Festival website now updated with this date, as well as a week's worth of screenings; plenty of chances for attendees and others to catch the film at various events in both Park City and in Salt Lake City (last screening date, Sun, Jan. 30th.) There is also a second description of the new film starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green at the site, which reads as follows:

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.

Indie Wire's The Playlist has a short recap of the film online today as well, noting again the name change etc, as well as a brief mention of David's other new film "You Instead" that will premiere later in 2011. Finally, big kudos and thanks to very cool Jon & co at ReelScotland for not only the shoutout mention in their piece on Perfect Sense for Sundance, but for also for the credit on info which very rare these days heh, and much appreciated.

Bonus: On this blog we were able to see some wonderful filming photos (see my coverage at this link), but one truly excellent photo of note can be found on Flickr from "one day alive" (he also shot Colin I think?), showing this lovely black & white capture of a gaffer on the "Perfect Sense." You can see here lovely face at the top, but I really love the whole photo for a close up shows her tattered belt, clapboard bearing David mackenzie's name sense info etc, and her also sporting lots of tape :) Just an ace photo, so so well done, love it!

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