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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…

Although The Levelling is a familiar story of grief, it is told with an emotional incisiveness by a brand new talent that helps make it feel fresh.

May 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Unflinching in its depiction of rural reality, this may be a dour drama, but it has been made with sincerity and an exceptional sense of place.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It may sound bleak, but there is such life and compassion in every frame that the film's tune turns to a song of love.

May 14, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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