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The Levelling Rated 15

The Levelling

Dir. Hope Dickson Leach. UK, 2016. 1h 24m. Starring Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore, Joe Attewell.

Following the death of her brother, a young woman returns home to find the family farm devastated by floods. A hauntingly lyrical social-realist drama that sees writer/director Hope Dickson Leach’s first feature living up to the promise of her early short films.

'It may sound bleak, but there is such life and compassion in every frame that the film's tune turns to a song of love.’ ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Guardian

'It's a magnetic performance from Kendrick, at once lost and angry, agonised and tender.’ ★★★★ Kate Muir, The Times