Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a film that provides more of an experience than a story. Strikingly beautiful, haunting, and utterly confounding, Weir seeks to provoke the audiences mind, not to provide simple answers. Weir’s approach makes Picnic at Hanging Rock a film almost impossible to describe or characterize. One can mention its themes of sexual repression, sexual awakening, and the exploration of the vast unknown, but you simply would have to watch the movie to understand just how these themes are explored. All I can say is that Picnic at Hanging Rock is a truly great film, worthy of everyone’s time. To understand why and just what it does, you’ll have to give it a try.

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