Representing Australia in the Curzon World Cup.
On Valentine's Day in 1900, a trip to the outback for pupils from an exclusive girls' school takes a dramatic turn when a number of them disappear.
A key film of the Australian New Wave, Peter Weir's ('Dead Poet's Society', 'The Truman Show') beautiful, haunting drama, adapted from the book by Joan Lindsay, was thought to be loosely based on actual events. But fictional or not, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' is one of the most atmospheric films of the 1970s, bolstered in no small part by Gheorghe Zamfir's playing pan pipes on the iconic title track.
★★★★★ "Part mystery, part horror, an impressionist poem to lost innocence" - Ian Nathan, Empire