Judy and Punch

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This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.


In the anarchic town of Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in a town on the brink of mob rule.

The marionette show is a hit due to Judy's (Mia Wasikowska) superior puppeteering, but Punch's (Damon Herriman) driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge. In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 16th century puppet show, writer director Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, darkly comic and epic female-driven revenge story. A complex comedy-drama about spousal abuse, infant mortality and misogyny told with magic tricks, puppets and slapstick. One thing that is for sure – it is not formulaic.