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The Levelling (2017)

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Somerset, England. Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has died in what appears to be a suicide. Finding the family home in a state of horrendous disrepair following the 2014 floods that devastated the area, Clover is forced to confront her father Aubrey about the farm, the livestock and, crucially, the details surrounding Harry's death. Clover's discoveries send her on an emotional journey of reckoning with her family, her childhood and herself.

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Kendrick, uptight to the point of rage, really lives it, while first-time writer-director Hope Dickson Leach ensures we get the wider picture.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A modestly scaled, superbly crafted drama with a powerful sense of place.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

[Leach] gets her hands dirty, bedding down into these difficult, truculent characters and plunging us deep into the chilly loam of her mournful, atmospheric story.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The Levelling hits peaks and troughs which make this plucky British indie an arresting, affecting watch.

December 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is an impressive attention to both the flood-saturated muck and the industrial integrity of the small farm, lending The Levelling a fine sense of space. The film is ultimately a one-track proposition, but keep an eye on Leach.

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

A remarkable and confident debut, The Levelling is haunting look at how grief can tear people apart and bring them together.

November 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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