"They couldn't break his spirit.
Bullied at school and abused at home, Billy, a Yorkshire school boy is neglected and misunderstood. Failed by society and detached from the world around him Billy finds solace in the unlikely source of a chick kestrel, Kes.
Nurturing Kes provides an escape from the mundane reality of life and allows Billy to discover his true identity. As the relationship grows so does Billy's spirit and he soon uncovers a whole new world; a peace and purpose to life which others around him cannot begin to understand. But will his happiness last?"
Based on the book of the same name by British author Barry Hines.
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