Judy and Punch
This is the way to do it! In Australian actress Mirrah Foulkes’ impressive debut feature, Punch & Judy is given a blackly comic origin story. As any visitor to the seaside knows, Punch is a terrible drunk, a violent misogynist and a generally awful person. When Judy leaves him alone for a while to look after their baby, Punch’s multiple shortcomings get the better of him, and Judy is left for dead, later to seek revenge on Punch and all that he stands for. This cocktail of feminist revision, English pop lore and anarchic comedy isn’t quite like anything else you’ve seen.