The Levelling

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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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  • EU rules. Insurance scams. Infectious diseases. These are all serious topics, yet it's when Leach fools around that The Levelling feels like it has something truly important to say.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a magnetic performance from Kendrick, at once lost and angry, agonised and tender.

    May 11, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

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  • A superbly shot and piercingly acted realist tragedy, like a really disturbing folk horror movie with the horror amputated, so that only the folk remains.

    May 11, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Expect Hope Dickson Leach to be snapped up by Hollywood in a heartbeat.

    May 9, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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