Judy & Punch
Mia Wasikowska plays a put-upon wife who takes matters into her own hands in this creative feminist fairy tale.
Dir Mirrah Foulkes
With Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie, Don Bridges
A Picturehouse release
Revenge thriller, Grand Guignol, satire, period piece, fairy tale, contemporary comedy: Judy & Punch is all of these and more...Life imitates art with a husband-and-wife’s ‘Punch and Judy’ act, and when Punch (Herriman) beats his wife Judy (Wasikowska) it’s one time too many. When they arrive at her hometown of Seaside with a baby in tow, it’s clear that Judy is done, and she’s ready to put his domestic reign behind her. When she unexpectedly comes across a group of exiles, they might just hold the key to her future. Mirrah Foulkes’ debut feature is quirky, funny, grubby, disturbing and thought provoking – proving she’s a director to keep an eye on.
Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer