From IMDB plot synopses:
Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them.
This is one of those films where ambiguity runs rampant and by the end, you're left with more questions than answers. I happen to be a big fan of those types of films IF they're done well, and PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is done incredibly well.
The great appeal to me is trying to figure out what exactly happened to the missing girls and woman. There are many, many pages of discussion on IMDB on this topic. Everything from supernatural explanations to the most obvious and overlooked possibility.
The film is full of symbolic but ambiguous clues as to what may have happened, but again, the interpretations are left up to the viewer, which makes for one deliciously chilling mystery.
Having just seen this film via Netflix, I'm seriously considering buying the Region 2 3-disc DVD set from Amazon UK.
Any other fans of this film?