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Review: 'The Levelling' (2016) directed by Hope Dickson Leach [LFF 2016]
Thursday, October 13, 2016 by londoncitynights
"In December 2013 the rains began. The residents of the Somerset Levels looked on anxiously as the ground became waterlogged and rivers swelled into torrents. Soon a huge swathe of land was submerged, with catastrophic consequences for those who live and work upon it. Anger soon flared up, directed at a government that had cut funding for flood defences and at insurers dragging their heels on paying out.
This is the landscape of The Levelling, a grim little first feature by Hope Dickson Leach that uses the floods as a backdrop for exploring themes of guilt, grief, family and a person’s connection to the land they walk upon."
★★★★Tags: Ellie Kendrick , film , Hope Dickson Leach , LFF2016 , The Levelling , We Got This Covered