PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel High School Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB
Dir: Hope Dickinson Leach Cast: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton and Joe Blakemore
An acclaimed directorial debut, this film has also won plaudits for the central performance of Ellie Kendrick, who is Clover, a student vet, who returns to the Somerset farm in the Levels on which she grew up, for the funeral of her brother. He was about to take over the farm from his father and there is doubt and uncertainty about the cause of his death. Clover is estranged from her angry father (Troughton) and returning to the farm is doubly difficult for her. This is a powerful story of flooded farms and fractured families. The truth about the brother’s death is at the core of this intriguing drama. “It may sound bleak, but there is such life and compassion in every frame that the tune turns into a song of love” Mark Kermode, The Observer.