Joe Cinque's Consolation

Joe Cinque's Consolation (Sotiris Sounoukos, 2016) wr. Sotiris Sounoukos, Matt Rubinstein from novel by Helen Garner, dp Simon Chapman; Gia Carides, Laura Gordon, Maggie Naouri; courtroom drama

The debut feature of director Sotiris Dounoukos ... is told from a detached, matter-of-fact perspective; cold or even clinical. The film’s surface is loaded with mid shots, as if nudging us little by little away from the heart of the drama. A restrained bunch of performances – which is not to say they are bad or ineffectual – maintain what feels like a stony-eyed pokerface. But when it comes to pairing Dounoukos’s work with Garner’s, tonal differences aren’t the half it. Luke Buckmaster, Guardian.


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