Kes Poster

Release Date: June 14th, 2002

PG-13|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Ken Loach's acclaimed British drama focuses on Billy Casper (David Bradley), a tormented working-class boy who is subjected to abuse both at school and at home. The son of a single mother (Lynne Perrie), Billy's existence is mostly bleak until he takes up an interest in falconry and begins training a kestrel that he finds on a nearby farm. While Billy forms a close bond with the falcon, his hardscrabble life and harsh environment prove to be a challenge to the boy and his bird.

Cast: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes, Bernard Atha, Joey Kaye

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Drama

Keywords: School, England, Spirited, Underdog, 1960s, Growing up, Mother, Brother

Awards

Winner Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)