This is a small, perfectly formed jewel of a film. Growing up in a similar small town, at the same time, in the north of England, I can vouch for its authenticity. The scenes and dialogue are very true to life: the paper round, morning assembly, the ordeal in the headmaster's office. The scrap in the playground, the fags behind the gym. Certainly I knew plenty of young lads like Billy Casper, though probably the circumstances weren't quite as grim as depicted - nobody I knew had to share a bed with an ogre of an older brother. The film is beautifully shot, with wonderful use of natural lighting, and very effective marrying of images to music. There are some great performances too: Brian Glover and Colin Welland have rightly passed into legend for their depiction of two very different teachers. Of course David Bradley is unforgettable, and dominates the story. The film has seeped into the consciousness of the group of friends I grew up with, and resonates still. Don't be put off by the subject matter; there are plenty of funny moments and overall the effect is to uplift the spirit.
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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Casper! You were sleeping, weren't you, Casper!Reviewed bygedhurstVote: 9/10
Adapted from the Barry Hines novel 'A Kestrel for a Knave'. Kes tells the story of hard done to loner Billy Casper, who is bullied in school, bullied at home and is heading only one way down the pit! Literally This is 1960's England, Barnsley to be exact and in those days the main proffesion was in the coal mines! He finds solitude in a wild Kestrel which gives him a purpose in life as he has finally found an interest, and he trains the wild bird, tells his pupils the duties of looking after it at school his English teacher helps and encourages him through. But the film climaxes with a shocking ending, involving his constantly hindering older brother Jud.
Watch out for the MANCHESTER UTD V SPURS re-enactment on the school pitch. with a frighteningly good performance from the late Brian Glover. A brilliant film 9/10
Most film-makers who deal with a story featuring a boy/girl and his/her pet go for the heartstrings by underlining both the kid's and the animal's cuteness. The narrative structure holding this picturesque idyll together mainly consists of predictable melodramatic incidents that endanger this relationship.
One of Loach's best pics undermines this soapy approach by intensifying the unaffectedly portrayed boy-pet relationship through the unflinchingly bleak description of the boy's surroundings. Kes is not just a beloved falcon, he represents a way to endure social hardships.
This earnest, heartfelt drama is a true gem of British working-class cinema.
8 out of 10 funny football matches