UK Trailer for 'Judy & Punch' with Mia Wasikowska & Damon Herriman
by Alex Billington
October 9, 2019
"That's the way to do it!" Picturehouse has debuted the first official UK trailer for an indie comedy titled Judy & Punch, the latest Blue Tongue Films production (from the Edgerton Bros - Nash & Joel). Written and directed by Australian actress Mirrah Foulkes, marking her feature directorial debut, the film originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It's also playing at the London Film Festival now, and it stopped by the Sydney, Bucheon, New Zealand, Melbourne, and Sitges Film Festivals. Set in the old town of Seaside (nowhere near the sea), puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule. It's a clever commentary on how women are treated, and how we can do better. Starring Mia Wasikowska as Judy & Damon Herriman as Punch, along with Benedict Hardie, Eddie Baroo, Tom Budge, Virginia Gay, and Don Bridges. A strange, wacky film.
Here's the official UK trailer (+ poster) for Mirrah Foulkes' Judy & Punch, from Picturehouse's YouTube:
In the outlandish town of Seaside, located nowhere near the coast, 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 a drink lead to an ill-fated turn of events that Judy must avenge. Judy & Punch is both written and directed by Australian actress-turned-filmmaker Mirrah Foulkes, making her feature directorial debut after directing a few other shorts previously. Produced by Michele Bennett, Nash Edgerton, and Danny Gabai. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Picturehouse will release Foulkes' Judy & Punch in select UK cinemas starting on November 22nd this fall. No other US release date has been set - stay tuned for additional updates. First impression? So who wants to watch this?
Yeah, yeah, it's nice. Hopefully, not style over substance ...
shiboleth on Oct 9, 2019
It's a bit too dark and weird for this cat. I'll pass.
THE_RAW_ on Oct 9, 2019
...lol...sorry, but you made me laugh...also...all the reasons you stated for passing on it are what makes me I want to see it. I loved the trailer and laughed quite a bit. Different strokes for different folks, eh Raw. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Oct 9, 2019
Let me know if it's worth it!
THE_RAW_ on Oct 10, 2019
Well, I won't be seeing it until it comes to cable, if even then, and that's down the road a piece and I'll not remember to let you know...lol...sorry....if I do I will...lol...
thespiritbo on Oct 10, 2019
This looks delightfully original. I'm surprised I haven't seen this topic as premise in a movie before now (or in the recent past). I've heard of them, but don't know a lick about them so I hope it pays off. Filing under hopeful diamond in the rough.
Whichhalfofthewit on Oct 9, 2019
Totally agree! It's hard to find any films that have that spark of originality, after watching the first 20 min. it's time to move on. This is what makes Amazon and Netflix so irksome, even their newer productions... BUT, every once in awhile they come forth with something brilliant...like every 6 months or so.
Ceualiok on Oct 10, 2019
Which is just reason enough to keep them around. It is hard to appeal to a whole content consuming planet. Also, it has to be really awful for me to turn something off after 20 minutes. But then again, I am of an age where I know how to concentrate on my media for its duration rather than be on my cell phone at the same time, goodness gracious!
Whichhalfofthewit on Oct 10, 2019
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