Artistically ambitious works like Picnic at Hanging Rock sat in stark contrast to irreverent Ozploitation films like The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, but all were a part of a fresh and lively industry. Visiting directors like Nicolas Roeg and Ted Kotcheff used the Australian landscape and people to create exotic new visions, whilst locals like Bruce Beresford, Peter Weir, and Fred Schepisi created new visions of Australian identity. This was an incredible era for Australian cinema. And so, without further ado, here is Part 2 of our series on the 100 greatest Australian films of all time.
Well here it is, Part 2 of our five part series on the 100 greatest Australian films of all time. While , here we’ll be exploring the birth of the Australian New Wave in the 1970s. This was an era of creative resurgence for Aussie film, with a number of fresh young filmmakers producing an array of great cinema of both the lowest and highest order.
Written by senior editor Ty Burr, EW‘s list of the 100 greatest films of all time showcases celebrated films that “help us understand and define who we are.” They are: