The Waiting City tells the story of an outwardly happy Australian couple who journey to Calcutta to collect their adopted baby, but on arrival find that the arrangements have yet to be finalised. Soon, the intoxicating mystic power of the Indian city pulls them in separate and unexpected directions, and the vulnerability of their marriage begins to reveal itself.
The $3 million Australian film was shot in Calcutta by director Clare McCarthy and stars Radha Mitchell, Joel Edgerton and Isabel Lucas. It was produced by Jamie Hilton and shot by cinematographer Denson Baker ACS.
The Waiting City will be shown at this year's Sydney Film Festival in June and will be released in cinemas by Hopscotch on July 15.