It's hard to even know where to start here. I finally got the time this morning to download and watch your film while having coffee. This is the first of your movies I've seen, so obviously I didn't know what to expect.
First, strictly from an artistic point of view, that was one of the better collections of beautiful film I've ever seen here. You definitely have an eye for putting your "brain inside the camera" if you follow me. Also, during the first couple minutes of the film, I was blown away by the quality. Your introductory section... your production logo, titles, the drifting, dreamy quality nature footage and the selection of music (even if it's temporary) made me think I was watching a Hollywood production. It really was that good. Also, I *loved* the use of the C.S. Lewis quote in the beginning. So apt.
The filming of the movie itself didn't quite live up to the quality of the title sequences, but it was still very fine. A few bits of constructive criticism:
The hand held camera shots. I'm not saying this is unprofessional or that other filmmakers don't do it, but just for my personal preferences, it doesn't quite click. There were a lot of hand held shots that just kind of drifted around too much and let portions of the actor drift out of frame. This was most evident in the scenes outside of Dani's house. *EDIT* I had that part wrong. It wasn't Dani's house... it was the shots outside of the brick building beginning at 6:18 or so into the film. Those shots just threw me off.
Oh, and this is a nitpick, but there's one shot outside the house where Dani is initially talking to the lead actor where after they finish their lines, there's an uncomfortable pause and then she *looks at the camera*, like, "Ok... was that a take?"
That should probably have been trimmed back by a second or two. *EDIT* That shot comes at 8:22:04. (/EDIT)
The plot. I can seriously appreciate a plot that's complex and the filmmaker doesn't go out of their way to hammer us over the head and make the story overly obvious. But in this film, ten minutes into it I still really had absolutely no clue what was going on other than some guy who may or may not have mental problems running around. The concept of what was really happening to him didn't come through for me in the initial outdoor scenes. The situation was handled much better in the indoor sequences, though, where you had more to work with. Right up until the end, though, I didn't know if the guy was supposed to be the devil, or if he's being chased by a demon, or by God, or.... I'm still not sure if that was actually a perfect way to handle it or if it was too obscure.
Also, (and this may just be me being dim as usual) I didn't fully get the ending. Did the actor somehow go back in time to undo his mistake? Or was that just a fantasy sequence? Or was the entire movie supposed to be a bad dream showing what *would* have happened if he'd done the deed, but he comes to that realization and doesn't ever do it in the first place? I think that part could have been made clearer.
But all in all, the sum of those nitpicky points don't add up to enough to deduct a full rating point from this beautifully shot, artistic piece of work and I still have to give it a full five out of five. That's a really gorgeous film you've created and worthy of all the praise it's getting. Excellent job. I'm going to seek out more of your projects soon to see what else you've done.