The Levelling

THE LEVELLING

Review: Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto returns home to her family farm in Somerset, England when she hears the news that her brother Harry has died and turns out to be suicide. This sends her on an emotional journey of reckoning with her family, her childhood and also herself.
Director: Hope Dickson Leach
Actors: Ellie Kendrick and David Troughton
Year: 2016
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
This is Hope Dickson Leach’s first proper film feature and what a great start for her. I do hope to see plenty more films from this director and hope that this is just the start of a fantastic career. I have not really seen either Ellie Kendrick or David Troughton in much but thought their performances were terrific considering they didn’t have much to work with. I felt that I cared about the characters and really sympathised with them. I very much enjoyed the sound design by Ben Baird, who did such a brilliant job on Lady Macbeth, 2016. On the BBC News channel review of the year in film 2017, film critic Mark Kermode named this as his favourite British film of the year. 

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