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On St. Valentine's Day in 1900 at Appleyard College, an exclusive ladies academy, a party of schoolgirls prepares for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Some of them are never to return.


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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Peter Weir
Cliff Green
Hal McElroy  Jim McElroy
Executive Producers
Patricia Lovell
Rachel Roberts - Dominic Gard - Helen Morse - Jacki Weaver - Vivean Gray - Kirsty Child - Anne Lambert - Karen Robson - Jane Vallis - Christine Schuler - Margaret Nelson - John Jarratt - Ingrid Mason - Martin Vaughan
Production Company
McElroy & McElroy  Picnic Productions Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Jim McElroy
International Sales
Hanway Films  Jim McElroy

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Taormina International Film Festival
  • Saint Tropez Film Festival - Cinema de Antipodes
  • Brussels International Film Festival
  • All the Best from Australia Flm Festival - Manila
  • Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
  • Fajr International Film Festival
  • Walters Gallery
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film - UCLA
  • Strictly Oz Event
  • Australia On Screen - Hong Kong
  • Strictly Oz - A History of Australian Film
  • Washington Film Festival
  • Verona Film Festival
  • Istanbul International Film Festival
  • Moscow International Film Festival
  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Australian - Pompidou Event
  • Aus Film Festival Peter Weir Retrospective, Argentina
  • Taormina International Film Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Variety Club of Australia
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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