Mirrah Foulkes, What Are You Watching? | Interview

We spoke to director (Judy & Punch) Mirrah Foulkes

Sam Clements

06 May 20

What are you planning to watch next?

I'm watching There Will Be Blood with my parents tomorrow night, I could watch it over and over again. They haven't seen it so I'm excited to watch it with them.

What are you currently reading?

I'm trying to read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. I've read the first four pages about 7 times, it keeps putting me to sleep so I have to read it all over again the next night then I fall asleep again!

Do you listen to any podcasts?

My best mate Alice Ansara just made a beautiful but harrowing podcast series about the bushfires in Australia this summer, it's called From The Embers.

How about music?

I've been listening to the very quiet Yawny Yawn by Bill Ryder Jones, Adalita by Adalita who is an Australian singer-songwriter, playing quite minimal electric guitar music with vocals, and then also Life Without Buildings has been pepping me up too, a Glasgow band from the early 21st century.  Quite a lot of yelping.  Probably very 'love it or hate it'.  I think all these choices are 'love it or hate it' actually!

Do you have a favourite cinema memory?

Maybe watching my boyfriend's film The Rover at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, being at that festival was so crazy and fun, I was very proud of him. 

What you might say to someone who might be about to watch Judy & Punch?

Make sure your TV is on the right settings, movies look terrible in sports mode! Also, I hope you like it.

Judy & Punch is available to watch at home now.