I meant to do a full write-up of the movies playing the Sundance Film Festival this January, and I may still do so, but hearing that Shane Carruth has a new movie opening makes me incredibly happy. I picked PRIMER as the best time travel movie of all time. and I still believe that. It's passionate, very intelligent, and to hell with you if you can't keep up. Carruth has been working on other projects since PRIMER's release, and out of the blue, apparently, he has a finished film playing Sundance this year called UPSTREAM COLOR. And, as expected, the synopsis couldn't be more vague:
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
I have no idea what that means, exactly. Is this a science fiction film? A romance? Something more surreal and thought-provoking? It's probably all of those things. Whatever Carruth has cooked up, I'm there. Here's some images from the movie, courtesy of www.shanecarruth.com (where you can download PRIMER!):
UPSTREAM COLOR opens at Sundance in January, then later this spring. I wish I was at Sundance this year to find out what this is. Either way, I can't wait.