By Tara Fowler
Updated January 16, 2013 at 04:02 PM EST
  • Movie

Director Shane Carruth made his debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with Primer, a cryptic little movie that ended up taking home the Grand Jury Prize. Nine years later, he’s finally returned to the filmmaking scene with Upstream Color, which will have its world premiere on Jan. 21 at this year’s Sundance.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the film centers on a young woman who’s “seemingly brainwashed via an organic material harvested from a specific flower,” only to fall for another man who may have been subjected to the same treatment. “As a filmmaker you try to make a compelling case for an audience to stick around minute by minute with what is on the screen,” said Carruth in a release.

Check out the trailer for the film below:

Upstream Color opens in theaters on April 5 in New York at the IFC Center before expanding to other markets — including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, and Chicago.

Are you excited for Carruth’s second feature?

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  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 78 minutes
  • Shane Carruth