Film Description

  • Year: 1969
  • Length: 111 Minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Ken Loach
  • Screenwriter: Barry Hines, Ken Loach, Tony Garnett
  • Cinematographer: Chris Menges
  • Cast: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover

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 Mr. Farthing  and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence, until tragedy strikes.