UK’s Picturehouse Entertainment picks up ‘Judy and Punch’


Picturehouse Entertainment has confirmed it has picked up UK rights to Ira Sachs’ Cannes Competition title Frankie from SBS International and Quentin Dupieux’s dark comedy Deerskin, the opening fllm of this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, from WTFilms.

The company has also bought Australian director Mirrah Foulkes’ Sundance premiere Judy & Punch, from Cornerstone Films.

Judy & Punch debuted in the World Cinema Dramatic section at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It is the directorial debut of actor-turned-director Foulkes and is a revenge comedy that transforms the 16th century puppet show into a live action feature set in a fictional European town called Seaside. Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman star in the film.

Release dates have yet to be confirmed.

The summer release slate of Picturehouse Entertainment is headed by a further Sundance acquisition in Sophie Hyde’s Animals (August 2, August 9 in Ireland), and will be followed by Peter Webber’s Inna De Yard (August 30) and Shola Amoo’s The Last Tree (September 20).