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I Origins begins when graduate student, Ian Gray, is researching the evolution of human eyes with Karen and Kenny, in order to prove that eyes have evolved instead of "appeared" as creationists claim. His fascination with eyes takes him into areas that have profound personal and cultural consequences.Written by
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Ian is shown wearing different eyeglasses as the movie progresses, another example of symbolism relating to the eye, sight, windows to the soul, etc. See more »
Ian and Kenny are shocked that duplicate iris patterns can be found in the database. However, a newscast about the Indian identification system explains that each iris pattern is stored as a 12-digit number - this is only 138 times greater than the world population (as of 2014), so many matches would be expected by pure chance. See more »
Every living person on this planet has their own unique pair eyes. Each their own universe. My name is Doctor Ian Gray. I'm a father, and husband, and I'm a scientist. When I was a child, I realized that the camera was designed exactly like the human eye, taking in light through a lens, forming it into images. I began taking as many pictures of eyes as I possibly could. I'd like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed my world.
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After the credits, there is a scene depicting the beginning of the process of matching up famous historical figures' eyes with living people's eyes. See more »
Beautiful and poignant film that provokes some thoughts about genealogy
Ian (Michael Pitt) is a young doctor mesmerized by the beauty and mystique of the human eye. Together with his collaborator, Karen (Brit Marling), he spends most of his time in his lab. We know little about their back story other than they are work-obsessed researchers who like to keep it in the close circle of a few scientists.
At a costume party, Ian meets Sofi (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), a model in masquerade with only her eyes exposed. Normally you might not find someone in disguise very charming until you see her face in its entirety. For Ian, however, the intricate details of her eyes are all it takes to fall for her. Her accent, along with her constant need to get her point across in the language and culture that are foreign to hers, works as the catalyst for their romantic relationship.
I Origins takes advantage of Sofi's exotic Argentine-French background, Ian's another coworker of East Asian descent, an Idaho farmer family with African American ancestry, and a story arc in India to lend a sense of universality. The film's story is somewhat predictable, but a bold assumption it makes on human iris patterns helps advance the film steadily and allows for it to resonate with us on a personal level. Regardless how much faith we have in science or fate, this film successfully brings our attention to the complexity of our body which we seldom acknowledge.
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