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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.
"This origin story for the violent puppet shows of yore presents a witty critique of showbiz for the #MeToo generation"
- Time Out
"Mirrah Foulkes' first directorial feature is a determinedly offbeat, often delightful mix of satire, whimsy and social critique."
"Utterly bonkers but also sort of brilliant ... That writer-director Mirrah Foulkes manages to pull this unlikely trick off, with assistance from a strong cast and a smart technical team, is even more impressive given this is also the Australian actor's first feature"
- The Hollywood Reporter
Thursday 21st November
Damon Herriman, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Hardie
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