Alan Bridges

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Alan Bridges
Born (1927-09-28)28 September 1927
Liverpool, England
Died 7 December 2013(2013-12-07) (aged 86)
Occupation Film director
Years active 1961-1991

Alan Bridges (28 September 1927 – 7 December 2013)[1] was an English film and television director.

He won the Grand Prix at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival for his film The Hireling.[2] His film Out of Season (1975) was entered into the 25th Berlin International Film Festival[3] and film The Shooting Party (1985) was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] For television, Bridges directed several works by David Mercer and Dennis Potter.

Peter Bradshaw on film blog wrote: "Bridges was a brilliant poet and cinematic satirist – in tones both mordant and melancholy – of the English class system of the early 20th century, and a director with a flair for psychology and interior crisis, as evidenced by movies like The Return of the Soldier (1982) and The Shooting Party (1985)."[5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Ronald Bergan Obituary: Alan Bridges, The Guardian, 29 January 2014
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Hireling". Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  3. ^ " Awards for Out of Season". Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  4. ^ "14th Moscow International Film Festival (1985)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  5. ^ Peter Bradshaw "Alan Bridges: a director of genuine if occasionally overlooked brilliance", (film blog), 24 January 2014

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