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Trailer for Brit Marling and Mike Cahill's 'I Origins'

Brit Marling and Mike Cahill explored science and fate in their debut feature, Another Earth, a film that made them both instant indie darlings. At least for me it was a film that was unsuccessful in its aspirations, but Cahill and Marling have found just the formula with their follow-up, I Origins, and the first trailer has arrived.

Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, and Steven Yeun in 'I Origins'
Punch Dunk Critics

Faith, science, and destiny converge in the film, which is led by Michael Pitt with Marling in a pivotal supporting role. Pitt plays Ian, a scientist obsessed with the human eye, who falls in love with the mysterious Sofi (Astrid Bergés-Frisbey), a woman with the most unique set of eyes he's ever seen. Years later, Ian makes a groundbreaking scientific discovery that forces Ian to rethink everything he's ever known. There isn't much else that can be revealed without giving away a story that goes in many different and unexpected directions. It's not something that can be summed up in a two-minute trailer, that's for sure...

"The word "ambitious" is thrown around a lot but that is truly the case here, at least in terms of asking big questions and forcing the audience to take a skeptical look at their own notions of faith and spirituality."

At least those were my thoughts after checking the film out at Sundance, and I'm anxious to have a chance to experience I Origins again on July 18th.