SPECIAL EVENT – Sotiris Dounoukos will present his film, fresh from Toronto and Melbourne International Film Festivals at The Pivotonian Cinema, before hosting a Q&A at the end of the film.


The director of Joe Cinque’s Consolation will take part in special audience Q&A session at Pivotonian Cinema on Saturday, October 8 at 7.00pm. Sotiris Dounoukos will introduce the film and following the screening will be on hand to answer questions from the audience about the film and its controversial subject matter. Tickets for this special event screening are now on sale.

The film tells the true story of the events surrounding the death of Joe Cinque. In early 1997 Anu Singh, a law student at the Australian National University, confided to friends her plans to kill herself to put an end to a mysterious illness. With doctors unable or unwilling to help, Anu’s boyfriend, Joe Cinque, attempts to get to the bottom of her condition. As Anu’s mental and emotional state begins to unravel, her plans grow more macabre and more public.

It is the adaptation of Helen Garner’s best-selling account of these events: an examination of collective and individual responsibility, and a crime that shocked Australia.

Sotiris Dounoukos is the director, writer and co-producer of the film, and its recent selection for the 41st Toronto International Film Festival marked Dounoukos’ return to the festival, where in 2014 he was awarded TIFF’s Best International Short Film Award for his film, A Single Body. The film later collected the best film awards at the St Kilda Film Festival and Dendy Award as part of the Sydney Film Festival.

Joe Cinque’s Consolation (M) opens nationally on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Tix selling fast! Buy online: https://pivotcinema.com.au/event/joe-cinque-director-qa/