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Directed by Shane Carruth • 2013 • United States
Starring Amy Semetz, Shane Carruth
Nine years after his award-winning PRIMER propelled him onto the independent film stage, Shane Carruth’s hypnotic second feature confirms him as one of the most strikingly original voices in American cinema. After a vicious robbery, a man (Carruth) and woman (Amy Seimetz) are drawn together, unknowingly entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to find a place of safety and to create something from the loose fragments of their wrecked lives. Written and directed by Carruth, UPSTREAM COLOR was also shot, coedited, and scored by the filmmaker.