Cinema: Kes

40 years before Eric, Ken Loach gave us Kes, a tough social drama based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines, who passed away only a few weeks ago.

Seen today, it still cries its authentic song of rage. It still cuts like a knife. Daily Telegraph 

Kes, Ken Loach, 1969 (112 mins)