I loved this film and will watch it again in years to come. It made me nostalgic for the classic European films I watched as a twenty-something in France - lush, evocative on so many levels, characters (only 3 so they're easy to hone in on) who have something deep they're working through.
The beauty of the isolated empty French manor, the handsome young man burying his father, his studious fiancée in London getting her degree and the...what the hell...is she a dream? a nightmare? just a girl? what does she want? where are her damned manners?
George Blagden carries the picture with his masterful ability to make us feel his grief and fugue state after his father's funeral and as he goes about his lonely days, you can hear his brain ticking away, processing. Not a slow movie but quiet.
I'd watch this acting any day over blurry CGI bang bam movies with no story. This reminded me a bit of early Daniel Craig's movie Obsession.