Like most Aussies of my generation I first saw this at high school and I've seen it a few times since.
It's intensely lyrical, beautifully paced and the soundscape it just mesmorising, but the thing I find most memorable about it is Miranda's face. It dominates the film and is the image that stays with me long after the film ends - despite the fact that she's only in the first act.
In fact, despite the fact that I've sene the film about four times, when I sat down to watch it again, I actually could not remember what happened after the disappearance. I think that has a lot to do with the direction and the way the screenplay and the performances after the disappearance seem to be so defined by that girl.
Oh, the other thing that blew me away this time was realising that the farmhand was John Jarratt, who was famous here for years for hosting the Better Homes and Gardens lifestyle show, until he returned to acting as Mick 'Head on a Stick' in Wolf Creek.
Anyway, I love it and will return to it again over the years, if just to get as close to dreaming as film can get.