A young working-class boy with a troubled home and school life finds hope when he befriends and tames a kestrel hawk from the nearby farm.
Ken Loach, who has made a career out of politically-charged dramas set in the north of England, directs this career-defining film, a Yorkshire-set parable about a bullied boy whose difficult life changes for the better after he befriends, and begins to train, a wild kestrel.Read more
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit(2005)
Will the dreaded Were-Rabbit ruin the duo's chances at the annual Giant Vegetable Fete? Much-loved stop-motion animation from Aardman.
Two of Britain’s most adored animated characters (hailing from Wigan) make their feature film debut as they come to the rescue of a small Lancashire village plagued by a strange, rabbit-like creature in this Oscar-winning claymation comedy from Aardman.Read more
When the chickens learn they are all to be made into pies they hatch an escape plan.
Set on an abusive poultry farm in Yorkshire, Chicken Run is more than just an animated comedy about chickens. Heartfelt messages around captivity and freedom play out against a delightfully northern backdrop in this ground-breaking work of stop-motion animation.Read more
Touching fictional tale about legendary Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby helping a talented but wayward young footballer fulfil his dreams.
Set in Manchester in 1984, this story of ex-Manchester United manager, Sir Matt Busby, coming out of retirement to coach a team of young working-class boys is an engaging reminder of how important football culture is to the north of England.Read more
Swallows and Amazons(2016)
Adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s timeless novel about four siblings embarking on an extraordinary adventure whilst on holiday in the Lake District.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons is a tale of unbridled youth as the children of the Walker and Blackett families play out their fantasies of adventure and piracy in the stunning surroundings of the Lake District.Read more
The Railway Children (1970)
Iconic story about three London children moving to the country after their father is falsely imprisoned, forced to live in poverty in rural Yorkshire.
A film which deftly illustrates the culture clash between the north and south of England, The Railway Children has become a British classic, following the three Waterbury siblings as they move from London to rural Yorkshire following their father's false imprisonment.Read more
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