SOMERSET will take centre stage when a new film is released next month.

The Levelling is the impressive debut from award-winning director Hope Dickson Leach.

Following the sudden death of her brother, Clover (Ellie Kendrick) returns to her family farm in Somerset.

Shocked to find it still devastated from the aftermath of the 2014 floods, Clover confronts her ill-tempered father Aubrey (David Troughton) from whom she is as distant as ever.

But Clover’s absence has paid a price and Aubrey, refusing to accept what has happened to his son and the farm, pushes Clover further away.

As Clover retreats into the daily farming routine, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over what happened to her brother further fuels her intent on discovering the truth.

She embarks on a rocky and emotional journey of discovery and a reckoning with the land, her father and ultimately herself.

But will Clover’s findings allow her the solace?

There are top performances from rising star Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones, Misfits) as the young Clover and David Troughton (Grantchester, ChickLit).

Produced by Rachel Robey of Wellington Films, The Levelling has been made with support of the BFI, BBC Films and Creative England as part of the iFeatures scheme.

The Levelling is released in the UK on May 12