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The Levelling & Harvest Festival Short Films by Common Ground
January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm£4 - £8
Common Ground & WhereWestBegins Present
A drama about the Somerset floods, with a showcase of short films from the Harvest Film Festival screened before the main feature.
Somerset, England. Trainee vet Clover Catto returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry has dies in what appears to be a suicide.
Finding the family home in a state of horrendous disrepair following the 2014 floods that devastated the area, Clover is forced to confront her father Aubrey about the farm, the livestock and, crucially, the details surrounding Harry’s death.
Clover’s discoveries send her on an emotional journey of reckoning with her family, her childhood and herself. Mark Kermode gave this five stars and called it “A tremendous debut from Hope Dickson Leach”, and it won Dickson Leach the Scottish BAFTA for best writer.
Before the screening of The Levelling, Common Ground will present a programme of short films selected from the Harvest Film Festival, which first emerged in 2013 at Lower Hewood Farm, an organic smallholding in west Dorset. The Harvest Film Festival’s purpose is to explore our relationship with farming, food and land through its curated programme of fiction, documentary, art films, and a short film competition which attracts entries from around the world.
The short films to be showcased have been selected by the Harvest Film Festival judges: Robert Macfarlane (author of The Wild Places, The Old Ways and Landmarks), Hope Dixon Leach (director of The Levelling), Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) and Robin Baker (Head Curator of the BFI National Film Archive).
DIRECTOR: Hope Dickson Leach
CAST: Ellie Kendrick, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore, David Troughton
GUIDANCE: Strong language, sex references
RUN TIME: 83 minutes