My favourite film of all time. Admittedly I haven't seen this film ( movie ) for years. A stark portrayal of late sixties/ early seventies northern Britain at a time of ( still ) post war miserablism and not unlike my own school experience. Receiving " the belt " as punishment for little reason other than the teacher's inability to control a class or just their own boredom. Classic football ( soccer ) scene with the wonderful Brian Glover. Sigh. Did Ken Loach make a better film in the rest of his career? " My Name is Joe " was a great movie of desperation in the poverty stricken,drug addled, hinterland of 90's/2000's Scotland. Desperately sad, desperately funny. Kes,however has my vote as it was one of my earliest moving film experiences.
Kes (1969) 1080p YIFY Movie
Kes (1969) 1080p
Kes is a movie starring David Bradley, Brian Glover, and Freddie Fletcher. A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
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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.
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Billy Casper is from the tough end of town, part of a broken home, bullied by a brutish older brother and picked on at school, Billy's life is going nowhere but down. Then one day he decides to train a baby Kestrel, and with that comes a solace he never thought was possible.......
Kes, adapted from the Barry Hines novel A Kestrel For A Knave, was the big screen directorial debut of Ken Loach. Loach at the time was of course more famed for his no nonsense television plays, but as it turns out, he, aided by Hines, crafted one of the finest pictures about escapism to have ever come out of Great Britain. Awash with bleakly oppressive realism, Kes triumphs as an experience because its sensitive without falling into a sentimental black hole. Glancing at a plot summary for the film, you would think it's merely another trite boy and his pet picture, but Kes is so much more than a youth bonding with something as elegant as a Falcon. It's about hopes and ideals, and crucially about escaping from dark factors and worries. But can those around him harness those things? It's not for nothing that the Kestrel here becomes a symbol of freedom. Beautifully photographed by Chris Menges, Kes gives hope to not only Billy, but also to us the viewers.
Tho at times an uneasy watch, it does however have its lighter moments, none more so than a quite hilarious football match sequence featuring the wonderful Brian Glover. It's actually a moment of welcome relief when the picture is being judged as a whole. The performances from the actors are of an incredibly high standard, particularly from then new comer David Bradley as Billy. Bradley having no prior experience really benefits the film greatly because it gets extra realism due to Bradley's wet behind the ears approach. He has us in his hands from the very first frame. Kes is a truly marvellous picture, a landmark in British film making, the kitchen sink drama is given serious thought, and played out with intelligence and handled adroitly by its very aware film makers. Of course a film such as this can live or die by its finale, with that, Kes' outcome is one that thankfully once viewed is never to be forgotten. It's a film that touches me personally, with many of its functions resonating to leave me emotionally involved far more than I actually cared to be from the outset. But that is a job well done by the makers. 10/10
Kes is as good as it gets for British cinema. The story of a working class Barnsley boy who befriends a wild bird of prey is brilliant. For a boy who won the audition at his high school, David Bradley is a great find and a natural talent.
It shows hard, gritty and working class life in the Yorkshire towns and cities, and it also lets us delve into the world of 196o's education, where punishments included the cain, and this film wasn't scared to show it.
Although the acting is sketchy at times, it doesn't matter as many of the people in the film came from Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield, it is without doubt one of the best British films ever made - a gritty and fitting portrayal of life in Yorkshire in the 1960's.