iOrigins (2014) Movie

i-origins-11621-largeBeautifully put together film with a great scientific/spiritual journey intertwined. iOrigins, is about a molecular biologist,Ian (Michael Pitt). Searching for the origins of the human species in order to disprove religions pedestal on which they preach their take on the origins of life.

Although the origin of species has been theorised to great length and subsequent validity, it still stands as a theory. Ian tries to disprove this by creating a mutation of the human eye with lab assistant Karen (Brit Marling), and finds something so spectacular I’m having trouble finding words for it. Sofi (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) plays an absolutely phenomenal role in setting the scene for a huge twist of unimaginable proportions. I won’t ruin it for you with detail of her role.

13901-1This film ticks a lot of boxes for me personally, I love science, human anatomy etc, and very interested in matters of the spirit and things alike. This movie definitely crosses the border into a different level of drama into my top 10 best movies of all timimages-2e. With gripping love scenes which literally slice through morality like a knife through an avocado, and so far away from the present hollywood portrayal of relationships, partners, love etc. I would recommend this film to anyone who thinks about the difficult questions in life: Who are we? Where do you come from? And what are we doing here?

Watch the full trailer here:

And please, let me know what you think if you get around to watching the movie. I would love to hear your view.

Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year to you all 😀


  • Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival 2014
    Won – Best Film (Mike Cahill)
  • Sundance Film Festival 2014
    Won – Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize (Mike Cahill) For its depiction of a molecular biologist and his lab partner who uncovers startling evidence that could fundamentally change society as we know it.)
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014
    Nominated – Best North American Independent Film


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