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Shane Carruth, Upstream Colour, 2013

Upstream Colour

30 Aug 20135 Nov 2013

★★★★★ 'this will speak to your soul - even as its enveloping, disturbing, uplifting story sends your mind reeling with giddy possibilities' Time Out
★★★★★ 'I don't think I've seen anything as gloriously perplexing' - Jonathan Romney, The Independent
★★★★ Guardian

'If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer' - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

From writer/director Shane Carruth (Primer, 2004) comes this modern-day fable exploring the connection between nature and the human psyche, drawing on American philosopher Thoreau’s Walden: Life in the Woods.

A man and woman are strangely drawn together having unwittingly ingested a mind-altering grub. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives.

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Upstream Colour, dir. Shane Carruth, USA 2013, 96 mins

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