Various cultures view the eyes as the windows to your soul; some religions even say that the uniqueness of the eyes is proof that there is one Devine creator. Dr Ian Grey (Michael Pitt) isn't one of these people. He believes more in evolution than Devine intervention. However the one thing that he does believe is that everyone's eyes are different. His life's work is spent looking at the evolution of the eye and in his spare time he takes photographs of individuals’ eyes. Along with his two colleagues Kenny (Steven Yeun) and Karen (Brit Marling) he sets out to prove that the human eye is a result of evolution and not the work of a higher being.

At a party Dr Grey has a brief sexual encounter with a masked woman but before they split he takes a picture of her eyes. Finding that he can't stop thinking about her he goes in search of her, the only thing he knows about her is her eyes. Eventually he sees a pair of eyes on a massive billboard and through some detective work he manages to track her down. His relationship with Sofi (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) sends him down a path that is far removed from his own beliefs and one that will change his life for ever. To tell anymore would waste this wonderful film. The less you know about the twists and turns of "I Origins" the better. If you are going to see the film try and not watch the trailer as it gives away almost the entire story.

Director Mike Cahill’s second feature after 2011’s similarly themed Another Earth
is a wonderful journey that is both mesmerising and emotional. Are the eyes the windows to our soul , they might be or they might not be but one thing is certain your eyes will watch far worse films than I Origins this year. Don't miss.



I Origins

Director: Mike Cahill
Starring: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, Archie Panjabi

UK Release: Friday 26th September 2014

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