Director: Hope Dickson Leach. Starring: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Joe Blakemore. UK 2016. 84mins. The 2014 flood that desecrated the Somerset Levels provides the bleak backdrop for writer/director Hope Dickson Leach’s drama The Levelling. After hearing news that her brother Harry (Blakemore) has died in what appears to be a suicide, final-year veterinary student Clover (Kendrick) returns home to the farm where she grew up, only to find the area ravaged by floods and her father a shadow of his former self. While supporting her alcoholic, literally hopeless dad in the now squalid farmstead, Clover tries to make sense of Harry’s death – a task that taxes her energies, sympathies and understanding to the limit. Best known as Game Of Thrones’ Meera Reed, Kendrick carries the film and wins our unalloyed admiration in what is also highly assured and wonderfully haunting debut from Dickson Leach.