Written by Australian Joan Lindsay PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK tells the mysterious tale of a group of schoolgirls and one teacher who, on Valentines Day 1900, disappeared up on Hanging Rock (a mysterious rock formation) in Victoria Australia , never to be seen again. To this day, there is still a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding the story by the general public.
Although she commands little more than half an hour of screen time, the film's central character is Miranda, a young student whose beauty is compared by Mademoiselle de Portiers to one of Botticelli's angels.
Sinister undertones, a stunningly beautiful soundtrack, romance and the great cinematography leave an indelible impression on reader and movie viewer alike.
Now that is all I am going to say, as the book and movie are well worth reading and watching. Subsequently with the way the book has been written one wonders if the events actually took place or not! It is mystery for all.