An Goban Saor

An Goban Saor

A contemporary Irish language film based on the riddles of the Gobán Saor, a mythical mason and builder of mountains and round towers. This one hour drama sees a contemporary Gobán teach his son Darrach how to tell a story whilst driving in his car. "Shorten the road", he exclaims, beseeching his son to tell a tale. The drama follows a series of riddles the Gobán sets Darrach when he eventually realises he was exchanged at birth for a girl, Gruamach, with whom his father arranges his marriage. Gruamach is a clever one and Darrach is clever enough to marry her. Darrach embarks on a bizarre journey of discovery and is finally able to 'shorten the road' for his contrary father.

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Production Company:

  • Ilanna Teo.