The second minute-long teaser for Shane Carruth‘s second film Upstream Color is almost as enigmatic as the first. This one adds much more dialogue, to complement another spare bit of voiceover, and that helps ground the footage. It isn’t quite as outlandish and puzzling as the first teaser. But there’s still only the barest hint of what’s really going on.

I’m trying to manage my expectations for the film — basically I’d like to prevent them from going through the roof. The few people I’ve talked to who have already seen the film are quite enthusiastic about it. But I’ve been cautioned more than once that this, like Carruth’s Primer, is a small film. That’s not a comment on the film’s effectiveness; just on ambition and scale. Doesn’t really change my intense desire to see it, either.

Check out this new teaser below.

Apple has the trailer. Upstream Color premieres in January at Sundance, and will have an April 5, 2013 release according to the movie info page at Apple. (When the first trailer hit, that date was listed as March 22, but it was soon revised.) Here’s the plot summary, such as it is:

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism.

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