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Media Release

Titan View and Consolation Films are pleased to announce the nomination of Maggie Naouri for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her role in JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION as Anu Singh.

ABC Radio

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

The Saturday Paper

In October 1997, Anu Singh, a law student at Canberra’s Australian National University, killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque.

Herald Sun

Like the book upon which it is based, Joe Cinque’s Consolation is unable to fully explain the actions of its protagonist, Anu Singh, who killed her boyfriend with a lethal dose of heroin. But that doesn’t lessen its impact.

The Guardian

Producer Matthew Reeder describes the screenplay as watching a car crash in slow motion: you know a tragedy is going to happen.

The Screen Blog

Joe Cinque’s Consolation director, co-producer and co-writer Sotiris Dounoukos on adapting Helen Garner’s true crime book for the screen in his native Canberra. By Caris Bizzaca.


In 1999, Anu Singh was convicted of killing her boyfriend Joe Cinque by drugging him with rohypnol and then forcibly injecting him with needle after needle of heroin as he slept, passed out, in the Canberra, Australia home they shared.

The Huffington Post

Joe Cinque's Consolation is inspired by Helen Garner's book bearing the same name, and tells the perfect story of love gone bad.


The promising feature debut of Aussie director Sotiris Dounoukos will appeal to fans of real-life crime stories.

Today Show

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Aussie film Joe Cinque’s Consolation for its official selection in the 41st Toronto Film Festival.

Riot Act

Film writer Andrew Lampe attended the Melbourne premiere of Joe Cinque’s Consolation on Saturday and penned this review exclusively for the RiotACT.

The reel bits

A focused examination of a troubling human tragedy, breathing new life into the departed by exploring the unknowable.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Details of the screening of Joe Cinque’s Consolation at the Melbourne International Film Festival