Irish landscape, rough country full of marshes and bogs. The local community prepares for festivities. Nevertheless, the wedding day of Carthage Killbride and his young ancée Caroline stands under the dark omens, old superstitions and curses. In their centre is Hester Swan. For the long 14 years, Hes-
ter lived together with Carthage and has by him a daughter, Josie; yet now he is ready to link his life
to that of the daughter of the rich peasant Cassidy. There is no place le for Hester in his life nor in
his house. Once more, Hester feels betrayed, abandoned, humiliated, but she does not intend to give up. She is going to ght until the very end although she senses, or maybe even knows, that her own fate - same as both her mother‘s and her daughter‘s fates - is linked to the treacherous Bog of Cats.
It was on its edge that she was born once upon a time. That‘s where, once upon a time, her mother abandoned her. This is the place where she had decided to remain and wait for her. She will stay and ght - not for her own happiness any more, or for her future or even a simple human dignity. She will be ghting, as the Amazons did once upon a time, in the fashion of the ancient barbarian witches - against everything and everybody.
Performance with english subtitles.