Upstream Color

Upstream Color

Upstream Color

Shane Carruth, writer-director of cult time-travel film Primer, returns with this mysterious Sundance-winning romantic thriller about a man and a woman who are "drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism."

"Kris (Amy Seimetz) is derailed from her life when she is drugged by a small-time thief. But something bigger is going on. She is unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Along the way, she finds another being - a familiar, who is equally consumed by the larger force. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives." (Sundance Film Festival)

Since directing, writing and starring in 2004's Primer - which he made for just $7,000 - little was heard of Carruth until becoming involved with Looper, credited as a consultant for Rian Johnson's time-travel sequences.

Winner of Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2013.
2013Rating: M, Content may disturb96 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

A stimulating and hypnotic piece of experimental filmmaking.

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Time Out

Time Out

The effort is majestically single-minded, even if the overall vibe tips dangerously toward preciousness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A deeply sincere, elliptical movie about being and nature, men and women, self and other, worms and pigs ...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A baffling, opaque mess. But at least it's got a baby pig.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A dramatically obscure, technically brilliant experiment in speculative fiction from Shane Carruth.

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