Enigmatic Hester Appleyard (Natalie Dormer, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games films) runs a finishing school for young women in an isolated mansion. On Valentine’s Day, 1900, several of the schoolgirls attend a field trip to Hanging Rock, but three of the girls and one of their teachers mysteriously disappear. As the police search the Australian wilderness for the missing women, Hester struggles to keep her college afloat amid the rumors and speculation that overtake the town. For mature viewers.
Mysterious widow Hester Appleyard arrives in Australia and starts a school for young ladies. But six years later, something unthinkable happens to three of her students.
Three pupils and a governess have disappeared. As locals search for the missing, an aristocratic Englishman—the last to see the girls—makes a shocking discovery.
The Rothschild heiress has been found but remembers nothing. As rumors spread, the sergeant begins investigating the college, intensifying Hester's paranoia.
Hester struggles to contain mounting hysteria, and a mysterious visitor summons memories of her dark past. Meanwhile, orphan girl Sara seeks escape from the college.
The French governess grows suspicious of Mrs. Appleyard's erratic behavior, especially when Sara suddenly leaves school. The sergeant seeks a last interview with Irma.
Believing her vengeful husband is behind the disappearances, Hester prepares to flee. The truth of her haunted past and the secret lives of the missing girls are exposed.