The text deals with Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), a feature film by one of the leading representatives of the Australian New Wave, Peter Weir, which is an adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same name. Its appeal comes from its setting sinister, mysterious events in a nostalgic picture of a period and – even more so – from its apparent lack of a resolution. The core events of the film – the escalation of interpersonal and social relations – are shrouded by a veil of mystery. What remains on the surface is an image of an era – Victorianism in the wilderness of Australia – with all its internal dichotomies. Can a certain story be unresolved?

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