World soundtrack awards
Archived: Kes (1969)

director: Ken Loach

composer: John Cameron
With: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, a.o.

duration: 106 minutes
Drama, Spy Film


In his acclaimed drama, Ken Loach sketches a sensitive portrait of Billy, a fifteen-year- old problem teen from a broken working-class family. Everyday life in England's industrial northern provinces is captured by the camera in all of its drab monotony, but the many small, witty details nevertheless make this film about social problems highly uplifting.


director: Ken Loach
composer: John Cameron
producer: Tony Garnett
screenplay: Ken Loach & Tony Garnett based on the book 'A Kestrel For A Knave' by Barry Hines
Editor: Roy Watts
Cinematography: Chris Menges

production company: Kestrel Films

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: United Kingdom
year: 1969


KEN LOACH (1936): Poor Cow (1967), Kes (1970), The Save the Children Fund Film (1971), Family Life (1971), Black Jack (1979), The Gamekeeper (1980), Looks and Smiles (1981), Which Side Are You On? (1985), Singing the Blues in Red (1986), Time to Go (1989, short), Hidden Agenda (1990), Riff-Raff (1991), Raining Stones (1993), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (1995, short), Land and Freedom (1995), Carla's Song (1996), McLibel: Two Worlds Collide… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DVD
frame: 16/9

Other festival films by director Ken Loach

2019:Sorry We Missed You
2016:I, Daniel Blake
2007:Happy ending
2007:It's a free world
1996:Family life
1991:Riff raff
1990:Hidden agenda
1985:Which side are you on ?
1981:Looks and smiles
1980:Black jack


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