Dir: Ken Loach
Cast: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher
111mins   1969   UK   PG   English   

Part of Depot's Book to Film Club

Bullied at school and ignored and abused at home by his indifferent mother and older brother, Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, tames and trains his pet kestrel falcon whom he names Kes.

Helped and encouraged by his English teacher and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence—until tragedy strikes.

'Jaunty, sad, poetic, Kes is so humane it makes you tremble' - Charlotte O'Sullivan, London Evening Standard