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is a film that happens to you. At first you will feel discombobulated - as if you are walking into the theatre in the middle of the movie. Keep watching. Director-producer-writer-composer-actor Shane Carruth is a hypnotist with a pocket watch: the rhythm of the film, swinging like a pendulum between familiar and foreign, will mesmerize you. Upstream
will wash over you like a great wave, immersing you in the spooky, somnolent sounds for which it won the Special Jury Award for Sound Design at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. As the closing credits roll, you will have the strange sensation that you have been watching the film underwater and are finally coming to the surface for air.
LEE MARSHALL is a freelance journalist from Montreal. She is film reviewer for Queen's Quarterly.
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