Watch: First Full-Length Trailer for ‘Upstream Color’

Upstream Color trailer
Photo: ERBP

You can force your story’s shape, but the color will always bloom upstream.

Shane Carruth‘s Upstream Color will play the Sundance Film Festival on January 21 and I’m sure many will be rushing to Twitter to flash review the first film Carruth has directed since his 2004 debut, Primer.

Today ERBP has debuted the first full-length trailer for the film following a couple of short teasers giving us a lengthier look at the feature, which will be hitting theaters in April following its Sundance premiere.

Here’s the description of the film from the Sundance website:

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.

Shane Carruth’s sensuously directed and much anticipated sophomore effort (his feature debut, Primer, won the Sundance Film Festival 2004 Grand Jury Prize) is a truly remarkable film that lies beyond the power of language to communicate while it delivers a cohesive sensory experience. With its muscular cinematic language rooted in the powerful yearnings felt before words can be formed, Upstream Color is an entirely original, mythic, romantic thriller that goes in search of truths that lie just beyond our reach

Check out the trailer below.

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