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Giving birth is meant to be a personal journey, measured by months and fraught with all manner of challenges along the way. Waiting captures the essence of impending motherhood, exploring the trials, tribulations and social expectations of a small-knit community in rural Queensland.
Clare (Noni Hazlehurst, Nancy Wake) is a burgeoning artist who has just won an art fellowship to Paris. But the art world will just have to wait, because her latest creation sits restlessly in her womb, destined to be delivered for her long-time friend Sandy (Helen Jones, Bliss) who can't conceive a baby of her own. Friends and family make the pilgrimage to show their support for Clare's selfless plight - including filmmaker Therese (Fiona Press, Wish You Were Here), who arrives to film the birth as part of a documentary and Diane (Deborra-Lee Furness, Jindabyne), a no-nonsense magazine editor ready to lend a hand.
But when Clare begins to have second thoughts about giving up her baby, life becomes increasingly complicated, especially when an old boyfriend shows up and openly discusses his ideas of marriage. What's an exhausted and confused surrogate mother-to-be to do?
Co-starring Ray Barrett and from the producer of The Slap and Brides Of Christ, presented in a brand new widescreen transfer - featuring Jackie McKimmie's illuminating short films No Problems and Stations - Waiting is a candid comedy about sex, motherhood, careers, friendship and impending family, presenting a colourful new angle on an age-old theme.
- Deborra-Lee Furness
- Frank Whitten
- Noni Hazelhurst