I ORIGINS (2014)
I Origins || A Ph.D. student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen, his first year lab assistant, and Kenny. He has a particular hostility to superstition, religion and “intelligent design”, which he hopes to discredit by filling in the steps of the evolution of the eye. At a Halloween party he has an encounter with Sofi, who is wearing a black face mask, where only her magnetic hazel-speckled, ash-blue eyes are visible. Fascinated, he photographs her eyes and then up at the warehouse party she later leads him into the washroom to have sex. However, soon after, she abruptly leaves without saying goodbye.
Ian can’t stop thinking about her. One day, synchronicities around the number eleven, amongst others, seem to mysteriously guide. Him to a billboard displaying what he recognizes to be Sofi’s eyes. Eventually he sees her on a train and approaches her, letting her listen to the music on his earphones. They begin a relationship, although his rationalism often clashes with her fey spirituality. One day they spontaneously agree to marry. They are told they need to wait a day for a license, and as they disappointedly walk out of the registry office. Ian gets a call from Karen at the lab. There has been an exciting breakthrough in their research.
She has found a blind worm—Eisenia fetida—with the DNA necessary to develop an eye, just what they’d been looking for. Ian takes Sofi to the lab with him, though she’s less pleased that he’s willing to do so on their supposed ‘wedding day’. He attempts to appease her by exchanging their wedding rings, to which she’s reluctant as its possibly bad luck.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Actors: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berges-frisbey
Directors: Mike Cahill
Production: Bersin Pictures, Verisimilitude, Wework Studios
Duration: 106 Menit
Quality: HD (High)
Release Date: 18 July 2014