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Year: 1969
UK: Park Circus
Cast: David Bradley, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Freddie Fletcher, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes, Bernard Atha, Joey Kane, Robert Naylor, Eric Bolderson, Joe Miller, Billy Dean, Geoffrey Banks, Duggie Brown, Trevor Hesketh, David Glover
Director: Ken Loach
Country: UK
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: PG for some mild bad language
UK Release Date: 9 September 2011 (Limited Re-release)


Adapted from the novel ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ by author Barry Hines with Ken Loach and Tony Garnett, KES garnered international acclaim for director Ken Loach on its 1969 release.

This enormously moving tale centres on a lonely working-class Yorkshire boy, Billy (David Bradley) who turns away from a life of comic books and shoplifting when he finds a baby kestrel and decides to concentrate instead on raising and training it.

The new restoration is now available on DCP and 35mm prints.

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