Director: Mike Cahill
Writer(s): Mike Cahill
Cast: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey
Awards: Winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at Sundance
I ORIGINS, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen (Brit Marling), they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.
“This is a beautifully crafted story that takes us on quite the journey of exploration and discovery.” – Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
“A bold, original and exceptionally fine second feature from former Sundance award-winner Mike Cahill.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
“With a slew of seemingly random clues unraveling in the pursuit of scientific mystery, Origins becomes gut-punching marvel.” – Sean Fitz-Gerald, Denver Post