David Morrissey on Kes

As part of the Screen Epiphanies programme, David Morrissey introduces Kes, a classic Ken Loach film about troubled childhood in the north of England during the 1970s. Morrissey describes how deeply the story of Billy affected him, in particular due to its realistic depictions of the educational system and schooling conditions of that period. Morrissey refers to Kes as one of the films that influenced a whole generation of filmmakers for its profoundness in exposing the crudeness of society, unpolished and raw as the South Yorkshire accents it features.


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