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Judy & Punch

(Rated MA15+)

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"It seems some folk are getting squeamish around here"

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Overview

The astonishing feature debut of Australian writer-director Mirrah Foulkes, Judy & Punch is a darkly comic tale of revenge, eccentric fantasy and female rage. It’s the mid-17th century in the mythical European town of Seaside and married puppeteers Judy (Mia Wasikowska) and Punch (Damon Herriman) are mounting their latest marionette show for the rowdy locals. With her arrogant husband prone to whisky-fuelled bouts of violence, Judy relies on her superior entertainment skills to keep the show afloat. But when one of Punch’s drunken spirals goes tragically wrong, Judy decides to ally herself with the town’s outcasts and wreak heady vengeance on all those who have wronged her.

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival & BFI London Film Festival
"Perched somewhere between 'The Crucible' and a fairy tale – with a good dose of Monty Python and Pasolini thrown in"
— Time Out
"A determinedly offbeat, often delightful mix of satire, whimsy and social critique"
— Variety
"Utterly bonkers but also sort of brilliant ... a tonally complex comedy-drama told with magic tricks, puppets and slapstick"
— The Hollywood Reporter

Why You Should See This Film

Containing shades of everything from Arthur Miller to Terry Gilliam, Judy & Punch is a visceral twist on the traditional hero’s journey that’s deftly aligned with our contemporary era. Premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and now nominated for 9 AACTA Awards, it’s anchored by a fierce performance from Wasikowska, a perfectly loathsome turn from Herriman, and expert direction from Mirrah Foulkes. As the filmmaker herself notes: “My hope is that this epic female driven vengeance story incubates a wholly original and unique world … Judy & Punch is bat-shit-crazy and fun!” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: MA15+
  • Director: Mirrah Foulkes
  • Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie
  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Language: English
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