Kes is a 1969 British drama film directed by Ken Loach and based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines. The film presents a realistic depiction of working-class life in Northern England through the story of a teenage boy named Billy Casper (played by David Bradley).
Billy, a 15-year-old with a bleak home life and no success at school, discovers a sense of purpose when he begins to raise and train a young kestrel falcon bird, which he names Kes. Despite the harsh realities of his environment, his relationship with Kes offers a humane glimpse of beauty and freedom.
Noted for its naturalistic style and authenticity, Kes is widely regarded as one of Ken Loach's finest works and a classic of British cinema.
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