JUDY & PUNCH (SYDNEY)
Date 26 August 2019
Location Event Cinemas Westfield Bondi Junction
Join AACTA for our preview screening of JUDY & PUNCH, followed by writer director Mirrah Foulkes in conversation with Jennifer Peedom (SHERPA, MOUNTAIN) – exclusive and complimentary to AFI and AACTA members and their guests.
In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy's superior puppeteering, but Punch's driving ambition and penchant for whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge.
In a visceral and dynamic live-action reinterpretation of the famous 17th century puppet show, writer director Mirrah Foulkes turns the traditional story of Punch and Judy on its head and brings to life a fierce, darkly comic and epic female-driven revenge story, starring Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.
The screening will run for approximately 106 minutes, followed by the Q&A.