Time Out says
A morose drunk since his marriage breakdown, journalist Simon Puritan (Nick Moran) moonlights as a fake medium, consoling bereaved relatives with cosy lies. Introduced to the brittle, beautiful Anne Grey (Georgina Rylance) by her burn-scarred ‘husband’ Jonathan, Puritan reassures her about her dead sister, then seduces her with talk of a Fourth Dimension, where past, present and future are conflated, and everything that has ever happened to a person may now be happening again, all at once. Ignoring Jonathan’s warnings that Anne is a manipulative femme fatale, Puritan becomes embroiled in a heated affair, and in the death of Anne’s true husband, messianic business guru Eric Bridges (David Soul).
This crime story is intriguing, but Hajaig gradually ups the supernatural ante, an accumulation of tiny details hinting at a larger mystery. Puritan’s house was built after The Great Fire by seventeenth-century architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, whose London churches are alleged by some to be pagan temples. Notorious necromancer Aleister Crowley was a former tenant. Mixing its genres, the extended climax leaves Puritan straddling a fault-line in the time continuum, an elastic concept that stretches our credulity. Even so, Hajaig’s bold ideas and filmmaking skill hint at a bright future.
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