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24th Athens International Film Festival

Upstream Color

Kris and Jeff are inexplicably drawn together by an irresistible force, unveiling a forgotten past they never knew existed. Walking the fine line between love story and thriller against a sci-fi backdrop, Carruth creates a cinematic experience full of fascinating imagery that’s definitely worth a try.

What could possibly top shooting your first feature on a $7.000 budget and sweeping the awards at Sundance, instantly acquiring cult status? Winning a place in the sci-fi movie pantheon and commanding the attention of fanboys the world over with 2004 sleeper hit “Primer”, Shane Carruth knew his next move would either make or break him.

Luckily, “Upstream Color” proved to be another unlikely triumph, a visual feast that refuses to serve up easy answers and is nearly impossible to categorize, aspiring to become what most other films are afraid to be: pure cinema!

In Carruth’s universe, where he directs, writes and acts with equal ease, Kris and Jeff are inexplicably drawn together by an irresistible force, unveiling a forgotten past they never knew existed. Walking the fine line between love story and thriller against a sci-fi backdrop, Carruth creates a cinematic experience full of fascinating imagery that’s definitely worth a try. Ph.V.


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Πρωτότυπος τίτλος / Original title: Upstream Color

Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Shane Carruth

Σενάριο / Screenwriter: Shane Carruth

Φωτογραφία / DoP: Shane Carruth

Μουσική / Music: Shane Carruth

Μοντάζ / Editor: Shane Carruth, David Lowery

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins Kathy Carruth, Meredith Bur

ΗΠΑ / USA
2013
Εγχρωμο / Color
96'
Αγγλικά / English

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