+ intro and discussion
Loach’s classic about a working-class schoolboy whose impoverished existence is transformed when he finds and cares for a kestrel.
David Bradley, Brian Glover, Colin Welland
UK 1970. 111min
15-year-old Billy Casper struggles every day. Not conforming to anyone’s expectations he is repeatedly humiliated at school and home. Discovering falconry transforms his experience of the world, finding new personal freedom and learning a real skill. Filmed in Barnsley with mainly non-professional actors, this is a tough and unforgettable drama about human dignity – as relevant now as it was when it was made.
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