For those that have experienced the meticulously grounded sci-fi feature Primer, you at least know what you’re getting into for the next feature from writer/director Shane Carruth. Perhaps the most exciting entry in this year’s Sundance Film Festival line-up is his follow-up, Upstream Color. We showed off a batch of stills and a new poster, but a welcome surprise has come with the debut teaser from the film.

Featuring a barrage of intriguing images — including a few cell-related ones not far off from what Terrence Malick did in The Tree of Life or Darren Aronofsky in The Fountain — this piece will not answer any questions (nor would I want it to). Carruth has teased just enough to get audiences excited ahead of the Sundance premiere and March theatrical release and one can see it below for the film starring Carruth himself, as well as Amy Seimetz, Andrew Sensenig and Thiago Martins.


A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Upstream Color premieres at Sundance Film Festival 2013 then hits theaters on March 22nd, 2013.

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