Dramedy, United Kingdom, 2017, 00:00 min
English without subtitles
Harry Lighton, John Fitzpatrick
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.