The Levelling (2016, UK, Dir. Dickson Leach, 83 mins, 15)

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The Levelling (2016, UK, Dir. Dickson Leach, 83 mins, 15)

Director: Hope Dickson Leach ● Starring: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton and Jack Holden. 

Set on a struggling farm on the – regularly flooded – Somerset Levels, ‘The Levelling’ sees Clover (Kendrick) return to the family farm from her veterinary studies prematurely following the shocking news of her brother’s death.

She must now address a fractured relationship with her father (Troughton), who becomes abrasive and uncooperative when she tries to establish the cause of the tragedy. With the flood-damaged setting framing the damaged lives of the main characters, the mystery deepens as Clover probes in a film of intense emotion, conveyed by two outstanding central performances.

Dickson Leach’s first feature tackles a challenging subject with such assurance that great things can be expected from her in future.

With one showing at 7.30pm ONLY. 

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