"Picnic at Hanging Rock"
Directed by Peter Weir
cut of Peter Weir's breakthrough feature. Set in 1900, this sensuous mystery
dramatizes the disappearance of three Australian girls on a school picnic.
Falling under nature's spell, the group climbs a tower of rocks, as if
called away from their repressive boarding school life. Ravishing
cinematography of the sun-drenched outback suggests the unfulfilled desires
held beneath their Victorian linens and lace. 107 minutes.