The construction of horror in Picnic at Hanging Rock
Australian Culture / Cinema / Culture

The construction of horror in Picnic at Hanging Rock

Peter Weir’s 1975’s film Picnic at Hanging Rock, based on Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same title, is the story of the mysterious disappearence of two college girls and a teacher. The film is considered Australia’s entry point into international art cinema. It is through the particular depiction of Australian culture and landscape, but … Continue reading

“A million to one, outsiders…” – Sounds and songs between connection and rejection
Australian Culture / Cinema / Cultural Diversity / Culture / Visual Media

“A million to one, outsiders…” – Sounds and songs between connection and rejection

In Warwick Thornton’s film Samson and Delilah, the two main characters rarely speak. While their communication consists mostly of signs and actions, the music and the noises speak up in the clearest ways about two clashed worlds. In this loaded atmosphere, two young aboriginal adolescents search for a possible future somewhere between their own traditional … Continue reading