Adaptation of Joe Cinque's Consolation Helen Garner 2004 single work prose
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'In early 1997, Anu Singh, a beautiful law student at the Australian National University, began to tell people she planned to kill herself. With doctors unable to help, Anu’s engineer boyfriend, Joe Cinque, attempts to get to the bottom of her condition. But as Anu’s mental and emotional state disintegrates, her plans grow more macabre and more public as she convinces fellow student Madhavi to help her. With Joe beginning to understand the true nature of their relationship, Anu starts talking of killing him as revenge for having made her ill. After an elaborate farewell dinner party attended by friends, Anu attempts to kill Joe but fails. She tries again and this time she succeeds, injecting Joe with a lethal dose of heroin. Nobody tried to stop her. ' (Production summary)

Notes

  • Funding of the film by Screen Australia was announced in 2012. See, for example, Ewa Kretowicz and Emma Macdonald, 'Infamous Canberra Killing to be Made into Film', Canberra Times, 15 May 2012 (http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/infamous-canberra-killing-to-be-made-into-film-20120515-1yo3m.html). (Sighted: 9/10/2014)

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Joe Cinque's Consolation by Canberra Filmmaker Sotiris Dounoukos Highlights Ambiguities Jane Freebury , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 23 September 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
'It is now nearly two decades since Joe Cinque, a young civil engineer, died in a flat in Canberra's inner north after his live-in girlfriend, Anu Singh, injected him with heroin. ...'
A Case of Profound Sadness and Tragedy Craig Mathieson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
There Are Bound to Be Consequences Stephen Romei , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Puzzle Unresolved Sandra Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 October 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Film Gavin Bond , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 9 October 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Cinque Terror Christos Tsiolkas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 8 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Joe Cinque’s Consolation : Violence, Delusion and the Question of Guilt Dirk de Bruyn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 11 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
'If you want your cinema neatly wrapped with a bow on top by the time you walk out of the theatre, then Sotiris Dounoukos’s Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2016) is not for you. The events that this film portrays will keep working on you, testing your thinking on truth and fantasy, probing where you sit ethically in relation to mental illness, manslaughter, and its complicit witnessing. ...'
A Scattered Trail of Scars Leigh Paatsch , 2016 single work single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2016; (p. 41)
Joe Cinque Consolation Review : Tone Changes in Film on Killer Girlfriend Sandra Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 8 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
'Helen Garner's 2004 book about the trial of Anu Singh, the Australian National University law student accused of killing her lover, Joe Cinque, was infused with a sense of wonder over the senselessness of the crime and the obsessiveness behind it. ...'
Joe Cinque's Consolation Review – a Cynical Exercise, but Not Without Consolations Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Joe Cinque's Consolation: Toxic Relationships and the Mysteries around His Killing Steve Dow , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Canberra to Be the Backdrop for Local Murder Movie Sally Pryor , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 March 2015;
Casting for 300 Extras as Joe Cinque's Consolation Starts Filming in Canberra Natasha Rudra , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 April 2015;
Controversial Canberra Murder Case Comes to the Screen Filming of Canberra's Joe Cinque Saga Set to Wrap; Filmmaker Turns Lens on Divisive Murder Case Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2015; (p. 20) The Canberra Times , 13 June 2015; (p. 6) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 June 2015; (p. 18)
Saga of Cinque Killing Nears Film Rendition Ewa Kretowicz , Emma Macdonald , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 May 2012; (p. 1-2)
Joe Cinque's Consolation by Canberra Filmmaker Sotiris Dounoukos Highlights Ambiguities Jane Freebury , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 23 September 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
'It is now nearly two decades since Joe Cinque, a young civil engineer, died in a flat in Canberra's inner north after his live-in girlfriend, Anu Singh, injected him with heroin. ...'
A Case of Profound Sadness and Tragedy Craig Mathieson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
There Are Bound to Be Consequences Stephen Romei , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 October 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Puzzle Unresolved Sandra Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 9 October 2016; (p. 8)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Film Gavin Bond , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 9 October 2016; (p. 12)

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Cinque Terror Christos Tsiolkas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 8 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Joe Cinque’s Consolation : Violence, Delusion and the Question of Guilt Dirk de Bruyn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 11 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
'If you want your cinema neatly wrapped with a bow on top by the time you walk out of the theatre, then Sotiris Dounoukos’s Joe Cinque’s Consolation (2016) is not for you. The events that this film portrays will keep working on you, testing your thinking on truth and fantasy, probing where you sit ethically in relation to mental illness, manslaughter, and its complicit witnessing. ...'
Joe Cinque Consolation Review : Tone Changes in Film on Killer Girlfriend Sandra Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 8 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
'Helen Garner's 2004 book about the trial of Anu Singh, the Australian National University law student accused of killing her lover, Joe Cinque, was infused with a sense of wonder over the senselessness of the crime and the obsessiveness behind it. ...'
Joe Cinque's Consolation Review – a Cynical Exercise, but Not Without Consolations Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Joe Cinque's Consolation: Toxic Relationships and the Mysteries around His Killing Steve Dow , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 October 2016;

— Review of Joe Cinque's Consolation : A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law Sotiris Dounoukos Matt Rubinstein 2016 single work film/TV
Saga of Cinque Killing Nears Film Rendition Ewa Kretowicz , Emma Macdonald , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 May 2012; (p. 1-2)
Canberra to Be the Backdrop for Local Murder Movie Sally Pryor , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 March 2015;
Casting for 300 Extras as Joe Cinque's Consolation Starts Filming in Canberra Natasha Rudra , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 April 2015;
Controversial Canberra Murder Case Comes to the Screen Filming of Canberra's Joe Cinque Saga Set to Wrap; Filmmaker Turns Lens on Divisive Murder Case Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2015; (p. 20) The Canberra Times , 13 June 2015; (p. 6) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 June 2015; (p. 18)
A Scattered Trail of Scars Leigh Paatsch , 2016 single work single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2016; (p. 41)
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