The molecular biologist Dr. Ian Gray, in the grip of an obsession with human eyes, falls in love with Sofi’s eyes at first sight. As their romance advances and starts to intermingle with Ian’s research, these eyes eventually lead Ian to cut all ties with his previous scientific and spiritual beliefs. This is an ambitious project in terms of its mixture of genres, international production and alternative ideology; yet the overall eye-pleasing aesthetics cannot conceal a flawed script and general imbalance.
I Origins | Directed by Mike Cahill (USA, 2014) with Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey.
Originally published in issue #130, September 2014.