The Punishment

MKE Film Festival


While on a road trip, Ana and Mateo leave their son on the side of the road, just for a bit, as a form of punishment. But he's nowhere to be found when they return. As they frantically search for the boy, a long-simmering, unspoken conflict comes to a boil. Filmed as one continuous take, THE PUNISHMENT is confident and courageous with a clockwork-tight script that will have you gripping the edge of your seat.



About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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