In this clip, film critic and presenter Bill Collins reports from the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for a Channel 7 TV special called Australia in Cannes.
On the beach, Bill discovers director Peter Weir playing his part in a memorable stunt to promote Picnic at Hanging Rock. Jack Thompson is there, along with a picnic party of young women in white dresses.
The clip also includes director Fred Schepisi and cast members Nick Tate and Arthur Dignam talking about The Devil’s Playground.
Notes by Stephen Groenewegen