Director: Claire McCarthy (Australia)
Sydney based writer, director, producer and visual artist, Claire McCarthy has been making internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries for over a decade. A directing graduate of the Australian Film TV and Radio School, she also holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Technology, Sydney. Claire has written, directed and produced documentaries, short films and music videos in Australia, India, Germany, Bosnia and Mexico.
Waiting City tells the story of an outwardly happy Australian couple who journey to India to collect their adopted baby. When they arrive in Calcutta, they discover that the adoption arrangements have still to be finalised. Soon the intoxicating mystic power of the city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions and the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself. The first Australian feature film to be shot entirely in India.