The Levelling

A young woman is called back home to her farm without reason. Though her raising wasn’t free from tormet, she travels back to help her father and brothers put back the pieces of a broken farm. Is she successful?

The Levelling (2016)
R | 1h 23min | Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)

Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face … See full summary »
Director: Hope Dickson Leach
Writer: Hope Dickson Leach
Stars: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden

This is Hope Dickson Leach’s directorial debut. Another director writee 2-in-1. I always have to note that because I think it shows high talent and intelligence. Of course it helps if the story is good and for the most part, this one is.

Clover gets a call from her brother asking her to come home. She was raised on an Irish Dairy/Agricultural farm. When she returns it’s a bit of an episode of “Where are they now.” There are lovely stories that wax nd wane through the middle of the film. It allows the viewer to get an idea of what is happening for oneself not just by getting it thrown at us all at once. I would say the director has a real talent for telling a story on film.

Te final scenes are gripping. To me they represent the new coming n and replacing the old way. This is a very good story that really doesn’t try to be flashy. The Irish countryside, actor dialogue, and the fun of putting it all together are what this film has to offer, a simple pleasure. I give it an 8/10

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