Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock is an Australian mystery film directed by Peter Weir and adapted from the fiction novel of the same name by Joan Lindsay. It became one of the first Australian films to reach an international audience, receiving international acclaim and commercial popularity, and therefore has an important place in both cinematic and Australian history.
Known for its dreamlike aura and eerie soundtrack, the film tells the story of a party of schoolgirls who mysteriously vanish after being drawn toward a strange rock formation known as Hanging Rock on Valentine’s Day in 1900. The reason for their disappearance, whether by human, natural or supernatural agency, is never discovered, but their disappearance has a profound effect upon everybody in their community.
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