Private Road

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Private Road
Private Road.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Barney Platts-Mills
Produced by Barney Platts-Mills, Andrew St. John
Written by Barney Platts-Mills
Starring Susan Penhaligon
Bruce Robinson
Music by David Dundas, Michael Feast, George Fenton
Release dates
  • September 1971 (1971-09)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Private Road is a 1971 British drama film directed by Barney Platts-Mills. The film won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.[1] After several years out of print it was reissued on Bluray and DVD by the BFI in 2011 as part of their Flipside reissue program.

Plot[edit]

Peter Morrisey (Bruce Robinson) is an author who has just published his first novel. He meets receptionist, Ann Halpern (Susan Penhaligon) and fall in love. They spend some time in a cottage in Scotland living an idyllic pastoral life, but return to London. Peter gets a job at an advertising agency as a copywriter. Ann becomes pregnant and Peter asks her to marry him but she refuses. To Peter's shock, Ann decides to have an abortion which is performed by her father. After a spell in hospital Ann returns home and her father gives her a house. Peter returns to his flat alone, still thinking that he will marry Ann. With his friend Stephen, Peter breaks into an office block and steals a typewriter so he can resume his writing career.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 

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