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I Origins | Film review - Intriguing sci-fi mystery casts an eye on science and spirituality

I Origins Michael Pitt Astrid Bergès-Frisbey .jpg

I Origins Michael Pitt Astrid Bergès-Frisbey .jpg

Can science and spirituality ever come together? That’s the thorny question at the heart of intriguing sci-fi mystery I Origins.

Sceptical scientist Michael Pitt falls in love with spacey new age model Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, attracted by her dazzling dichromatic eyes. Eyes for him are an evolutionary puzzle to be solved; for her they are windows to the soul. With Pitt’s earnest lab partner Brit Marling drawn into the debate, the tussle between rationalism and mysticism takes turns that are both unexpected and thought provoking.

Boosted by engaging performances and luminous photography, indie writer-director Mike Cahill’s movie works beautifully both as an intellectual detective story and a beguiling romance.

Certificate 15. Runtime 107 mins. Director Mike Cahill

I Origins is showing on Sky Movies Premiere and is available on Amazon Instant Video