Hmm. I always found this film ultimately disappointing, especially with regards to the end.
Don't get me wrong, I too love the strange, ringing eerieness to it, and some of the imagery is sublime (an overstocked sweet counter like something from a fairytale, or two masked faces suddenly at a window). But it all seems somewhat wasted on what amounts to little more than a slightly prosaic clash of beliefs. How I wish a film with such unique atmosphere had dipped its toe into the realm of the supernatural, the more obscurely the better. Could've given Don't Look Now a run for its money, which I always thought the better film.
But film is always a sensory experience, and on that level it's to be commended.