Thriller / Drama
Director: Shane Carruth
Running time: 96 mins Released: 30th August 2013
About Upstream Colour
An audaciously intelligent film from the director of the divisive and similarly cerebral Primer. A thief (Thiago Martins) forces a young woman named Kris (Amy Seimetz) to swallow a larva-like creature that somehow allows him to have control over her mind. Kris is persuaded to give up her house and assets to him before he vanishes. By this point the larva has become a worm and Kris meets a man who helps her to eradicate it from her body using sound waves. The strange violations that Kris has suffered take their toll and she becomes withdrawn and miserable. Jeff (Shane Carruth) is a man who seems to have been through a similar ordeal, and when he meets Kris he sees the possibility of a happier future for both of them.