Emilie Cocquerel’s new film Joe Cinques Consolation will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July. Based on true events, the film Directed by Sotiris Dounoukos is a highly anticipated addition to the festival.
In late 1997, Anu Singh, an attractive law-student in Canberra, made plans to kill her boyfriend Joe Cinque after throwing a series of macabre farewell dinner parties. The dinner guests, most of them university students, had heard various rumours about her plan, but nobody warned Joe. Joe’s death and the subsequent trial drew the attention of the whole country, as the broader community struggled to come terms with how a life could fall through so many hands.