An Australian twist on the classic Punch & Judy puppet show is popping up very soon, in the form of Judy & Punch.
The feature directorial debut from the multi-talented Mirrah Foulkes (as seen in the likes of Animal Kingdom and The Gift), we have a chance to pop behind the scenes in the video down below.
The film stars Mia Wasikowska as Judy and Damon Herriman as Punch. As for the story, the synopsis goes something like this: “In the anarchic town of Seaside, nowhere near the sea, puppeteers Jusy 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.”
Having done the rounds of several film festivals, Judy & Punch goes into general Australian cinema release from November 21.