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Staff writers

11 Oct 2019 - 3:08 PM  UPDATED 11 Oct 2019 - 3:08 PM

In Australian writer/director Claire McCarthy's The Waiting City (SBS World MVOies, Tuesday 15 October, 7:30pm), an outwardly happy Australian couple (Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell) journey to India to collect their adopted baby. When they arrive in Kolkata 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.

In the interview below, McCarthy tells SBS about the origins of her ambitious story: