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Judy & Punch Rated 15

Judy & Punch

Dir. Mirrah Foulkes. Australia, 2019. 1h 46m. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie, Jacek Koman, Eddie Baroo, Virginia Gay, Amy Christian.

Puppeteers Judy and Punch bring their famous marionette show to the anarchic town of Seaside. They become a thriving attraction, mainly thanks to Judy’s skills, but Punch’s ambition and penchant for whiskey lead to tragedy. The traditional Punch and Judy story is turned on its head in this darkly comic tale of female-driven revenge.

‘Brutal and brilliantly bizarre #MeToo fairytale. What a killer debut this is; that’s the way to do it.’ ★★★★ Cath Clarke, The Guardian

‘A feminist subversion of the puppet-show that comes into its own as a delicious, dark and atmospheric fairy tale. Leaves a pleasurable shudder running through your body.’ ★★★★ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies