Dramedy, United Kingdom, 2017, 00:00 min
English without subtitles
Wren Boys
Poster Wren Boys
Produktionsfirma
Try Hard
Produzent
Sorcha Bacon
Regie
Harry Lighton
Drehbuch
Harry Lighton, John Fitzpatrick
Kamera
Nick Morris
Schnitt
Julie Buckland
Besetzung
Lalor Roddy, Diarmund Noyes
In his sermon on St Stephen’s Day, a priest from County Cork recalls the now-outmoded wren hunting tradition. Boys on the cusp of manhood would be sent out to kill a wren, and later the parish would gather for the burial of the bird. The tradition symbolized the burial of the past, promising a fresh start in the new year. But it was cruel, and tradition, Father Conor concludes, does not legitimise cruelty.