The director of the successful low-budget film Another Earth (Grand Jury Prize and Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Sundance Festival 2011) returns to the sci-fi genre with I Origins, the filmmaker’s second feature film, which combines drama, metaphysics, science and romance. The result could not be more satisfying. In the last Fantastic Film Festival of Sitges, I Origins won the Best Feature Length Film Award in the Fantastic Official Category in competition. Because, again, Mike Cahill has achieved his goal: a well-narrated, directed and acted film.

The plot revolves around a molecular biology student specialized in the evolution of the human eye, who after an encounter with a mysterious model becomes more interested in the topic. In his research he eventually discovers that the eye contains genetic information of crucial importance and it could even prove the existence of reincarnation. To progress in his studies, he must travel to India and find a young woman to validate his theory.

A film with brilliant performances by Michael Pitt (The Dreamers) and Brit Marling, who has again teamed up with the director after working together on Another Earth and winning the Best Actress Award at the Sitges Film Festival (2011) and San Diego (2011). Rounding out the cast are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Archie Panjabi (East is East), among others.

An engaging and interesting film in which you will discover this great promise of American science fiction film.

Release date in Spain: November 14th