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Hull Independent Cinema: Judy & Punch

Tue 21st Jan 2020 @ 7:30 pm

£5 – £7

Hull Independent Cinema: Judy & Punch

Dir Mirrah Foulkes | 2019 | Australia | Cert 15 | 105 min | English language


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).

Programme details

Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.

7:30pm: Introductions, trailer reel (10 mins). Main feature, JUDY & PUNCH


Please note: Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or in-person in advance, and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available in advance via Hull Box Office online/over the phone, or in-person on the night at Vue from the Hull Independent Cinema sales table.

Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.

About Hull Independent Cinema

For full info on local charity Hull Independent Cinema and to purchase an annual membership card visit www.hullindependentcinema.com

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Tue 21st Jan 2020
7:30 pm
£5 – £7
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