Judy and Punch is a 2019 Australian black comedy-drama film directed by Mirrah Foulkes. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.[1]

Judy and Punch
Theatrical film poster
Directed byMirrah Foulkes
Produced by
Written byMirrah Foulkes
StarringMia Wasikowska
Damon Herriman
Music byFrançois Tétaz
CinematographyStefan Duscio
Edited byDany Cooper
Distributed bySamuel Goldwyn Films
Release date
  • 27 January 2019 (2019-01-27) (Sundance)
Running time
105 minutes


Judy and Punch are puppeteers in the town of Seaside, England who, alongside their baby daughter, are attempting to bring their marionette show back into the public eye. Judy wins the crowd with her puppetry but Punch suffers from a drinking problem which ends up with Judy being beaten near to death after an argument regarding their missing child.

Thought dead and abandoned by Punch with his crime covered up, Judy seeks vengeance against her former husband and the whereabouts of their daughter with the help of a nihilistic cult of children.



Award Category Subject Result Ref
AACTA Awards
Best Film Michele Bennett Nominated [2]
Nash Edgerton Nominated
Danny Gabai Nominated
Best Direction Mirrah Foulkes Nominated
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted Nominated
Best Actor Damon Herriman Won
Best Actress Mia Wasikowska Nominated
Best Editing Dany Cooper Nominated
Best Original Music Score François Tétaz Won
Best Production Design Jo Ford Nominated
Best Costume Design Edie Kurzer Nominated


  1. ^ "Sundance Unveils Politics-Heavy Lineup Featuring Ocasio-Cortez Doc, Feinstein Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Winners & Nominees". www.aacta.org.

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