Bernard (Gethin Anthony), a film location scout, tours a repossessed and crumbling French château. Over the course of an afternoon, he falls for both the place and its owner’s flirtatious representative, Maggie (Cara Theobold), who recounts the story of an influential popular-science book written and set there. But is their present-tense connection for real, or just a projection of the book’s 17th-century characters?
“This intimate and yet deliciously cerebral romance perfectly suits the lockdown mood of 2020. ★★★★” –Leslie Felperin, Guardian
“An indie with a science-smitten heroine and a continental touch, reminiscent of the cinema of Eric Rohmer in which the eros is contained in radiant, refined conversation.” –Gerald Peary, critic, filmmaker, and Computer Chess supporting actor
“The very antithesis of a formulaic romantic drama.” -Randy Myers, Mercury News