Picnic at Hanging Rock

Dir: Peter Weir
Cast: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray
115mins   1975   Australia   PG   English    F-Rated

Part of the Kino Collective takeover day

In the early 1900s, a group of young girls are attending a boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's normally strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock.

Despite rules against it, several girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the teachers and students realise that the girls and one faculty member have disappeared mysteriously. In the days that follow, locals search for them, and questions about what might have happened circulate around the school.

'...told with marvellous shadowy indirection and delicate lyricism' - Richard Schickel, Variety 


Thu 14 July