The Levelling

Certificate 15

(2016) 83 mins

Director: Hope Dickson Leach
Writers: Hope Dickson Leach
Cinematography: Nanu Segal
Production Design: Sarah Finlay
Music: Hutch Demouilpied

ABOUT

Somerset, October 2014. When trainee vet Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to the family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm as well as the truth of what drove Harry to take his own life?

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REVIEWS
“Kendrick, putting in a star-making performance here, gives Clover a tendency to speak in ‘blurts’, as years of bottled up issues, including being sent to boarding school and the earlier death of her mother, spurt out with increasing frequency despite her efforts to stem them. Aubrey, meanwhile, has taken refuge in a long-cultivated gruff persona as though he hasn’t got time for mourning. . .  The slight flirtation with melodrama towards the climax may not be for everyone, but the yearning for understanding that lies at the heart of this film is something anyone can relate to, wherever they live.  Eye for Film
The Levelling is tender, sombre and wholly convincing in the way it describes the complex relationships that a parent shares with their child.”  World Cinema Guide
SHOWING TIMES
Fri 08 Sep Combe St Nicholas
Fri 15 Sep Edington
Fri 22 Sep Westbury sub Mendip
Mon 25 Sep Wells next the Sea
Thu 28 Sep Croscombe
Fri 29 Sep Allerford
Fri 29 Sep Chepstow
Wed 11 Oct Hanging Langford
Thu 12 Oct Hanging Langford
Fri 13 Oct Brockenhurst
Wed 18 Oct Westbury
Fri 20 Oct Cheddon & West Monkton
Sat 21 Oct South Wonston
Wed 01 Nov Framlingham
Wed 08 Nov Whitchurch
Thu 09 Nov Wookey Hole
Fri 10 Nov Beversbrook Calne
Sun 12 Nov Crowcombe
Thu 16 Nov Llanddewi Rhydderch
Thu 16 Nov Owslebury
Fri 17 Nov Clayhidon
Sat 18 Nov Halstock
Sat 18 Nov Orkney: Hoy
Tue 21 Nov Hythe
Thu 23 Nov Horton
Fri 24 Nov South Petherton
Sun 26 Nov Chilworth
Wed 29 Nov Churchinford
Thu 07 Dec Royal Wootton Bassett
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