Film: The Levelling Dir: Hope Dickson Leach

Jul 27 09:30 '17
Jul 27 11:15 '17

Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has died - what appears to be a suicide. Finding the family home in a state of 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. As the funeral approaches, her discoveries send Clover on emotional journey of reckoning - with her family, her childhood and herself. IMDB

The flat, flooded plains of Somerset provide fertile soil for writer/director Hope Dickson Leach in this remarkably powerful tale of blighted farms and fractured families. Guardian