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Movie Preview: The Waiting City

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An outwardly happy Australian couple journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements at the agency are yet to be finalized. They have no option but to wait in this chaotic foreign place. soon the intoxicating mystic powers of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions, revealing the vulnerability of their marriage.

The first Australian feature film to be entirely shot in India, The Waiting City is an intimate, complex love story of transformation, set against the exhilarating epic backdrop of Calcutta.

Director Claire Mccarthy: Sydney based writer, director, producer and visual artist, Claire McCarthy has been making internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries for well over a decade. A directing graduate of the Australian Film TV Radio School, she has written, directed and produced a number of documentaries, films, and music videos in Australia, India, Germany, Mexico including Little Hands (2009), Skin (2006), The Find (2006), City Edge (2005), Star Baby (2002), Panopticon (2001), Square Space (2000), and Tinsel (1999). Her first feature film Cross Life premiered at the Sydney Film Festival (2007) and the Pusan International Film Festival in Korea (2007) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award at the 2007 IF Awards. Her films have been screened at many festivals including Montreal, New York, Palm Springs, Flickerfest, St. Kilda, and London.

Written and Directed: Claire McCarthy
Producers: Jim Hilton and Claire McCarthy
Cinematography: Denson Baker
Executive Producers: Lawrence Myers, Radha Mitchell, and Mark Horowitz
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton, Isabel Lucas, Samrat Chakrabarthi

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