January 16, 2013

Shane Carruth is a director best known for Primer, a slightly inscrutable sci-fi film shot on a very low budget with excruciating attention paid to detailing the metaphysical repercussions of the time travel that the plot revolves around. Even if you’ve never seen it, you can look at the chart purporting to explain the multiple timelines and deduce that Carruth is on some next-level shit, inasmuch as doing what he wants to do regardless of anyone else can understand what’s up. (He also helped consult on the time travel sequences in Looper, which is why they were smart and watchable.)

He’s got a new movie coming out called Upstream Color, which is slated to premiere this spring. There’s a slightly inscrutable trailer, too, and you’d get quite the emphatic high five from this blogger if you could explain what the heck it’s supposed to be about. From the IMDB plot synopsis:

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.

Sounds alluring, doesn’t it? The trailer is pretty cool, too; there’s some slightly aggressive making out, beautiful photography, a lot of adorable pigs, and mysterious narration that all but smugly gives you the eye because it knows you’ve no idea what’s going on. But yeah, I’m in for whatever this might be. It’s out on April 5.

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