Award-winning director heads to Geelong for Q&A session of Joe Cinque’s Consolation

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Award-winning director heads to Geelong for Q&A session of Joe Cinque’s Consolation

Award-winning director, Sotiris Dounoukos, is set to come to Geelong for a special Q&A screening of his new film Joe Cinque’s Consolation.

The Pivotonian will be hosting the event, which runs at 7pm on October 8. Followingthe special event the cinema will continue to run sessions of the film.

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. Joe begins to understand the true nature of their relationship while Anu blames him for her illness and vows revenge against him. After an elaborate farewell dinner party attended by friends, Anu drugs Joe with Rohypnol. Now under Anu’s control, Joe’s fate depends on their friends and colleagues intervening to save his life. Instead they gradually withdraw, unwilling to help or immobilised by doubt or disbelief. More than a day later, on the 26th of October 1997, Anu injects Joe with a lethal dose of heroin.”

As for Dounoukos, he is an award-winning director, writer and co-producer, having one awards and accolades at TIFF, the St Kilda Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival.

It all happens at the Pivotonian Cinema on October 8 at 7pm. Find out more information here.