Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Stephen Hirst, Louise Cooper, Jean Franval

UK 1979 | Colour | 110 mins | Drama | Family

Avaliable on: DVD

Based on the novel by celebrated children’s author Leon Garfield, this children’s adventure film set in 1750s York was Ken Loach’s fourth feature.  Shot on location by cinematographer Chris Menges – who had collaborated with Loach on developing the gentle, observational style also seen in his earlier feature Kes (1969) – the film’s witty dialogue and enchanting performances from its charismatic young cast, led to the film being presented with the Critics’ Award at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.