Joe Cinque's Consolation

In 1997, Canberra was rocked by an extraordinary crime. A beautiful young law student injected her doting boyfriend with a lethal dose of heroin. Many in the couple’s circle of friends were aware of her deadly intentions, yet neither did nor said anything to stop her.

The case spurred Helen Garner’s bestselling novel Joe Cinque’s Consolation, and still inspires controversy with questions regarding mental health and the justice system. Australian director Sotiris Dounoukas’ debut feature was released to sell out screenings and critical acclaim, adapting Garner’s book from a new angle.

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“The film’s unsettling power is in the question it poses about active and passive responsibility.”

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Sunday 26 February
BCC Darwin City

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Director

Sotiris Dounoukos

Year

2016

Running Time

102 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Australia

Language

English

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