I Origins: Mike Cahill’s Sci-Thriller Starring Michael Pitt

Mike Cahill’s science thriller “I Origins” took best film and Jennifer Kent’s terror fable “The Babadook,” the Special Jury Award at the 47th Sitges Festival, Europe’s biggest genre picture event, which wrapped Saturday.

A Fox Searchlight pickup for worldwide distribution, which scored the Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize this year, “I Origins” turns on a molecular biologist, played by Michael Pitt, who along with his lab partner (Brit Marling) discover startling evidence that could unhinge humanity.