Judy & Punch
Please join us from 6:00pm for the Opening Night Reception.
SELECTED: OFFICIAL COMPETITION, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019
In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 16th century puppet show, writer-director Mirrah Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch & Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, blackly comic and epic female-driven revenge story, starring Mia Wasikowska.
In a peculiar and unforgiving town; gripped by a frenzy of witch hunts and hangings, the townspeople revel in the drama and brutality of the trials and executions, while Judy and Punch endeavour to use their show to escape, with their new baby, to loftier means. Unfortunately, Punch succumbs to the seduction of the local tavern. Despairing at her husband’s weakness, Judy forces the hungover Punch to focus on his responsibilities and leaves him to mind their baby for a morning, the repercussions of which are disastrous for all.
Special filmmaker guest, director Mirrah Foulkes, will join us for a Q&A following the screening.
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Please note online bookings end Thu 20 June, 5pm. After this time tickets are sold at the venue, subject to availability.