Film

Juno-esque in Saffron

 It would seem that Australian director Claire McCarthy’s new film The Waiting City has caused a bit of trouble. Reviewers, both official and unofficial, have been sharply divided in their opinions, some praising its cinematography and moving story, but others denouncing it as a typical example of Australian film mediocrity, with unattractive characters dumped in a token and stereotyped Indian setting to render a bland tale more palatable. My own opinion is that The Waiting City is a very good film—and I mean good in a moral sense, not just its aesthetic. It is visually beautiful; McCarthy makes full use…

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