Private Road

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Platts-Mills' second feature steps up a class from working to middle, but remains as quietly and sympathetically observant as Bronco Bullfrog, though this time using professional actors and a bolder visual stylisation. Very much of its time in its account of a girl's attempt to escape the cosy suburbanism of her family in Esher - by way of an affair with a classless writer who introduces her to the dropout world - it remains as engagingly unclassifiable as Bronco Bullfrog. Well worth a look for its odd mixture of romanticism and scepticism about society's future.

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Director: Barney Platts-Mills
Screenwriter: Barney Platts-Mills
Cast: Susan Penhaligon
Bruce Robinson
Michael Feast
George Fenton
Robert Brown
Kathleen Byron
Patricia Cutts