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Los Angeles, CA (April 10, 2017) Following its U.S. theatrical monterey media is proud to announce the April 25th Digital Download, DVD & VOD release of the critically acclaimed TIFF Premiere and British Film Institute's Bursary Award winning film The Levelling. Ellie Kendrick ("Game of Thrones", "The Diary of Anne Frank"), David Troughton , Jack Holden and Joe Blakemore star.

"Ellie Kendrick is riveting. The Levelling is a... superbly crafted drama with a powerful sense of place. The film belongs to Kendrick, and the shifting play of emotion on her face - suspicious, accusatory, aggrieved, guilty - is nothing less than riveting."
- Los Angeles Times

"Quietly impressive. Ellie Kendrick (who most people may know as Meera Reed on Game of Thrones) anchoring the film with a performance that offers a complex, poignant portrait"
- Paste Magazine

"Ellie Kendrick is riveting. Hope Dickson Leach's feature directorial debut is startlingly assured."
- Variety

"The Levelling isn't just one of the best debut films of the year, but one of the year's best films, period... a wrenchingly moving, beautifully executed work. But it's Kendrick who dominates the film... and it's an astonishing performance. It's a risky thing for any performer to do, but she consistently finds new ways to tell us about her character, and it should be a star-making performance as a result, reminding us of Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone," for one."
- The Playlist

"A haunting, palpable parable of Biblical proportions chronicling a grief-stricken Prodigal Daughter's return home to reconcile with her estranged father and to conduct a post mortem on her brother's untimely passing." Excellent!"

- Kam Williams, Baret News Syndicate

About The Levelling

Somerset, England. Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto (ELLIE KENDRICK) returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry (JOE BLAKEMORE) has died - 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.

"The Levelling" Specifications:

Running Time: 84 min

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