'Picnic at Hanging Rock'
by Kilian Eng
Tue, Mar 21, 17 / James BDP
In partnership with the Peter Weir Collection we're releasing Kilian Eng's fantastic new poster for 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' (1975). Based on the extraordinary eponymous novel by Joan Lindsay, this often overlooked film marked the directorial debut of the most successful Australian director of all times, with such titles under his belt as The Witness, The Truman Show, The Dead Poet Society, Fearless, The Mosquito Coast... you get the idea!
Visually mesmerising, moody and mysterious, it is perhaps no surprise that Kilian counts 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' as top of the list of his favourite movies and has resulted in Kilian creating a very personal illustration, very different in many respects to his retro-futuristic work, but still unmistakably Kilian Eng.
We're extremely thankful to the Weir family for their support with this project, particularly to Peter Weir and his daughter Ingrid for their encouragement throughout.
"I still remember when I saw Picnic at Hanging Rock for the first time and how it left me with a feeling that very few films had before. There was of course the mysterious disappearance of the girls that fascinated me, and also the whole Victorian aesthetic set against the untamed and ruthless Australian wilderness, captured so masterfully in the film. All this accompanied by the haunting pan pipe music and beautiful piano melodies. I still find myself wondering from time to time what happened on that rock on Valentine's day 1900." - Kilian Eng
"A synopsis of the film in a single frame. Such fine work." - Peter Weir.
11-colour 24" x 36" Hand-Pulled Screen Print
270gsm Superfine Softwhite Eggshell Archival Paper
Hand Numbered. Galllery Stamp On The Reverse
Printed by White Duck Screenprint
Limited Edition of 100
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