24 October, 20:00 · Cinema City — room 8
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…
|Screenplay:||Harry Lighton, John Fitpatrick|
|Cast:||Lalor Roddy, Diarmuid Noyes, Fionn Walton, Billy Clarke, Carrie Baxter|
|Distribution:||Try Hard Productions|
|Awards:||Nagrody BAFTA / BAFTA Award – Nominacja / Nomination (2018); FF w Sundance / Sundance FF – Oficjalna Selekcja / Official Selection (2018); UK Film Festival – Najlepszy Film Krótkometrażowy / Best Short Film (2018)|
Harry Lighton is writer and director based in London. His first short film, Sunday Morning Coming Down, was nominated for Best British Short at the UK Film Festival and officially selected by BAFTA. Harry is currently in development for his first feature with BBC Films.