Tuesday 21 January, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Dir: Mirrah Foulkes | 2019 | Australia | Cert 15 | 105 min | English language
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE
Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:30pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.
Famous puppeteers Judy (Mia Wasikowska) and her husband Punch (Damon Herriman) live in the town of Seaside. A strange place that is located nowhere near any sort of coastline, the town and its inhabitants are in thrall to a frenzy of witch hunts and superstition. But while the townspeople revel in the drama of the various trials and punishments, Judy and Punch provide welcome distraction with their magical puppet show.
However, temptation can be found in every dark corner of Seaside, and the charismatic Punch succumbs to the women, the ale and adulation that await him at 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 lead to an ill-fated turn of events that Judy must avenge…
A visceral live-action reinterpretation of the famous puppet show, that turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, darkly comic female-driven revenge story.
Awards and reviews
Nominated for 9 Australian Academy Awards; Winner, Best Screenplay – Sitges Catalonian International Film Festival
“”Leaves a pleasurable shudder running through your body.”” Sophie Kaufman, Little White Lies
“”This is some achievement … a unique concoction of the genre to create a fantastical and shocking tale with a darkly funny twist.”” Zoe Margolis, CineVue
JUDY & PUNCH is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).