When four people disappear from a school picnic, a small town is thrown into suspicion, theories, panic and grief. The police are baffled by the disappearance of three of the students from the girls' boarding school and one of their teachers. No trace can be found or any explanation. Parents are pulling their girls out of the school and the headmistress is on the verge of losing everything. In addition, one student, Sarah, has had no word from her guardian in six months and is on the verge of being sent to the orphanage. Were the girls murdered? Kidnapped? Were supernatural forces at work in the mystical geological formation? And then one of the missing students is found. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a cross between a mystery and a horror movie. It is beautiful and ethereal and deeply unsettling and moving. Known as one of the most important Australian films ever made, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a look at humanity dealing with uncertainty, fear and grief in a small town with no secrets.
Set at the turn of the twentieth century, follows the aftermath of the disappearance of three students and a young teacher from an all-girls school while on a school picnic.