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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Peter Weir / AU, 1975 / 115 min.

During a hiking trip, three girls vanish without trace into a chasm in Hanging Rock, an ancient Australian rock formation. Peter Weir’s tale of this sudden disappearance is still regarded as one of the best films on the mysterious relationship between man and nature.

poster Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, AU 1975)
Four boarding-school girls and their teacher from Appleyard College go on a nature hike on Valentine’s Day. The girls want to hike up the mountain at Hanging Rock, a 6-million-year-old rock formation in the Australian landscape. Three of the four disappear without trace; another teacher who sets out to search for the missing also vanishes completely.

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Peter Weir

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Picnic at Hanging Rock


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Cinema Ecologica

Much in life is uncertain, but one thing is sure: climate change. Cinema Ecologica focuses on how film directors depict the relationship between humanity and the earth: from nail-biting disaster films to artistic meditations, from romantic nature experiences to astounding science fiction.

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