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Hull Independent Cinema: JUDY & PUNCH
January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £7
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Mirrah Foulkes | 2019 | Australia | Cert 15 | 105 min | English language
Famous puppeteers Judy (Mia Wasikowska) and Punch (Damon Herriman), are trying to resurrect their marionette show but Punch’s driving ambition and penchant for a drink lead to an ill-fated turn of events that Judy must avenge.
Famous puppeteers Judy and her husband Punch 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.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman.
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).
The venue is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card / student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card / student ID we reserve the right to charge the non-discount rate for your ticket.