Ken Loach’s bona fide British classic, about a lonely young boy’s special bond with a kestrel.
Dir Ken Loach
With David Bradley, Brian Glover, Freddie Fletcher
A bona fide British classic, the final Woodfall film of the 60s returned the company to the northern England of its early years. Director Ken Loach was making only his second feature when he adapted Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave, casting 14-year-old first-time actor David Bradley as the bullied and lonely Billy Caspar, forever bonded with the bird of prey he takes and trains.