'The Levelling' is the outstanding debut by writer-director Hope Dickson Leach, starring Ellie Kendrick ('Game of Thrones').
Following the mysterious death of her brother Harry, trainee vet Clover returns home to find the family farm devastated by floods and her father in denial. Shadowed by ill-remembered conflicts and unspoken regrets, Clover and her father set out to heal their fractious yet still loving relationship.
Unfolding in the aftermath of the 2014 Somerset floods, Dickson Leach's debut is an acutely observed social-realist drama in the vein of the Dardennes.
★★★★★ "Patient and powerful cinema that earns its emotionally wrenching climax" - David Jenkins, Little White Lies
★★★★★ "Deceptively understated and fiercely truthful" – Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer