The Levelling

Clover is finishing a veterinary course when her beloved brother dies and she is called home to her family’s struggling Somerset farm. Her mother died some time ago and it’s clear that Clover and her garrulous father Aubrey do not get on. Debut writer and director Hope Dickson Leach gives the talented duo a complex, finely crafted script to work with, offering a drama that works on many different levels. The story is framed against the devastating Somerset floods, with parallels drawn between the fractured family and their dying farm. (Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival)

Director's Biography
HOPE DICKSON LEACH, born in 1976, studied at Columbia University where she made several critically acclaimed short films. Her award-winning thesis film, The Dawn Chorus, was selected for numerous reputable festivals. Screen International made Hope Dickson Leach a “Star of Tomorrow” and Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. Since her return to Great Britain, she has made further acclaimed short works. The Levelling is Hope Dickson Leach’s debut feature. // Films (selection): The Dawn Chorus (2006, short), The Levelling (2016)
Competition Fiction 2017
Hope Dickson Leach
Great Britain 2016
83 minutes
Screenplay Hope Dickson Leach
Cinematography Nanu Segal
Editing Tom Hemmings
Sound/Sounddesign John Hughes
Music Hutch Demouilpied
With Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden
Producer(s) Rachel Robey (Wellington Films, GB), iFeatures (GB)
Wellington Films Broadway Media Centre 14-18 Broad Street Nottingham, NG1 3AL Great Britain
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
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