Picnic at Hanging Rock

"Very Good"

Picnic at Hanging Rock Review


Long before The Truman Show, Peter Weir put together this sleek yet frustrating story of four prep-school girls who vanish without a trace from an Australian geological site, Hanging Rock. Set in 1900, it's a corseted tale of weird spiritualism and repressed emotions common in the era -- all scored by Zamfir and his pan flute(!) Based on a novel, not a true story, it still recalls later films like Heavenly Creatures, which actually pulled off this kind of moody, brooding tale of wierd teenage girls with more aplomb.


Picnic at Hanging Rock

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Friday 2nd February 1979

Distributed by: South Australian Film

Production compaines: The Australian Film Commission, McElroy & McElroy, Picnic Productions Pty. Ltd., Z

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 33 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Miss McCraw, as Mlle. de Poitiers, as Miss Lumley, as Minnie, as Mrs. Appleyard, as Tom, as Miranda, as Irma, as Marion, Christine Schuler as Edith, Margaret Nelson as Sara, Ingrid Mason as Rosamund, Jenny Lovell as Blanche, Janet Murray as Juliana, Wyn Roberts as Sgt. Bumpher, as Michael Fitzhubert, as Albert Crundall, Olga Dickie as Mrs. Fitzhubert

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