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Kes

7.6
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Original title
Kes
Year
Running time
113 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Ken Loach, Barry Hines (Novel: Barry Hines)
Music
John Cameron
Cinematography
Chris Menges
Cast
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Producer
Kestrel Films / Woodfall Film Productions
Genre
Drama | Childhood. Birds. Small Town Life (Non-North American). Free Cinema
Synopsis / Plot
Ken Loach's "Kes" follows the tough life of Billy Casper (David Bradley), a young boy in living on the poor end of Barnsley, in the mining areas of Yorkshire County. However, when Billy finds an injured kestrel and attempts to nurse the bird back to health, he finds a new friend and a new purpose. Loachs poignant film is a masterpiece of British cinema.
Awards
1970: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Welland) and Promising Newcomer (Bradley). 5 Nominations
1970: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Best Film
1971: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
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