LOOKS AND SMILES (Ken Loach, 1981)

Barry Hines’s novel A Kestrel for a Knave provided the source material for the film that put director Ken Loach on the map: Kes (1969). With Looks and Smiles, Loach kept Hines’s title. (Hines also wrote the script, which won a prize at Cannes.) This film goes way beyond what Loach and Hines achieved with […]