Picnic At Hanging Rock

Picnic At Hanging Rock


Peter Weir's classic mystery, the story of the disappearance of several schoolgirls and their teacher during a picnic to Hanging Rock in central Victoria, Australia, on St Valentine's Day in 1900. Their unexplained vanishing haunts the local community. Described by Roger Ebert as a film of "haunting mystery and buried sexual hysteria".

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  • By turns fascinating and mysterious. Full Review

  • The story provides Mr. Weir with material for a kind of Australian horror-romance that recalls Nathaniel Hawthorne's preoccupation with the spiritual and moral heritage of his own New England landscape. Full Review

  • Infused with a dark and recondite beauty, his superb 1975 adaptation has played a huge role in sustaining the legend of Lindsay's story... Full Review