- Original title
- Running time
- 113 min.
- United Kingdom
Ken Loach, Barry Hines (Novel: Barry Hines)
Kestrel Films / Woodfall Film Productions
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.
: BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Welland) and Promising Newcomer (Bradley). 5 Nominations
: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Best Film
: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
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