Kes: The Criterion Collection

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Kes: The Criterion Collection

Named by the British Film Institute as one of the ten best British films of the century, Kes, from Ken Loach (Hidden Agenda, The Wind That Shakes The Barley), is cinema's quintessential portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy (an astonishingly naturalistic David Bradley) is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. Kes established the sociopolitical engagement and artistic brilliance of its filmmaker, and pushed the British "angry young man" film of the sixties into a new realm of authenticity, using real locations and nonprofessional actors. Loach's poignant coming-of-age drama remains its now legendary director's most beloved and influential film.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating PG-13
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 19 2011
  • Production Year 1969
  • Empire SKU 1564195
  • UPC Code 715515070515
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Making Kes, a new documentary featuring Loach, Mengas, producer Tony Garnett, and actor David Bradley
The Southbank Show: "Ken Loach," a 1993 profile
Cathy Come Home (1966), an early television feature by Loach, with an afterword by film writer Graham Fuller
Alternate, internationally released soundtrack, with postsync dialogue
Original theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring an essay by Fuller

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 Color

Cast

Production

  • Tony Garnett

Director


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