Upstream ColorUSA, 2013 : Canadian Premiere
From writer-director Shane Carruth, whose 2004 film Primer won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and redefined cinematic time travel, Upstream Color follows a man and woman who are drawn together and entangled in the life-cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Kris 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 in this thoughtful, thrilling and thoroughly unique science fiction thriller.
Sundance Film Festival 2013
Berlin International Film Festival 2013
press for Upstream Color
"Upstream Color’ is a stimulating and hypnotic piece of experimental filmmaking."- Variety
"Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful...in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival."- Village Voice
Casey Gooden, Ben LeClair, Shane Carruth
Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins
Special Jury Prize Sound Design Sundance Film Festival 2013
Critics Choice Best Director, Berlinale 2013