Upstream Color (2013) Film Review

My review of Shane Carruth’s second feature, the American masterpiece UPSTREAM COLOR. A Special Jury Prize award winner (for Sound Editing) from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Carruth’s latest follows a romance between Kris and Jeff, two possible victims of a hypnotic mind-control drug being grown in rural America. Featuring performances by Amy Seimetz and Carruth himself, as well as a script, editing, production, and music by Carruth, UPSTREAM COLOR is truly the work of an independent mind. Above that, it is the best second feature in modern cinematic memory, and a testament to what the Cahiers du Cinema might consider film authorship.


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