ORIGINS / ‘OPHAV’
To be released in Denmark in april, 2019
The 18 year old Sui decides to moves away from home. She was brought up by her father Kai, because her mother Miriam, a world famous artist, left them when Sui was a toddler. When she moves out, Kai is driven into a deep, personal crisis. He leaves his architect studio in the hands of his colleague for an undefined period of time, and goes to an alternative community in India to regain his strength.
After Kai leaves Denmark, Sui discovers a cyst in her stomach, and since her father is away she decides to pay a visit to her mother. The last time they met Sui was 7 years old, Miriam is now 70. She has turned her back on society and lives isolated in the Swedish woods building her final and greatest artwork: A circular wall that seals the area around the world’s oldest tree leaving it untouched by humanity for hundreds of years.
After an unresolved meeting with her mother, Sui decides to look for her father´s roots in South Korea and she finally finds her origin on the Island of Marado; a matriarchal society where women make a living of diving for pearls.
ORIGINS is a story about a family of three that separates and travels into the world to find peace with themselves and each other. An adventurous tale of the love and pain that separates, but also connects a family. About the feeling of not belonging, and the search for a meaningful life.
Eva Tind’s Origins is written with humour, wisdom, warmth and a touch of magic.
Foreign rights available, for further information contact Trude Kolaas Immateriel Agency
Pictures of places and phenomenas from the research relating to the book:
South Korean woman pearl diver:
Matrimandir, Auroville, India:
Worlds oldest tree:
Concrete wall in forest
Bury corpses in pods: