Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Director: François Girard Year: 1993 Run Time: 93min
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (Trente-deux films brefs sur Glenn Gould) (1993)

Mirroring the structure of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the recording that made eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould famous, this dramatic narrative is broken up into 32 short pieces. Each short film provides an insight into an aspect of Gould’s life and career. Some are filmed as dramatic re-creations, while others are more abstract: There is even an animated piece accompanied by a recording of a Gould performance. Colm Feore is brilliant as Gould, humanizing the difficult genius whose studio recordings, imaginative radio documentaries and insightful writings are still influential in contemporary classical circles.

“Instead of a laborious bio-pic, we get a sly, quick-witted meditation on a character always likely to elude our grasp.” — Anthony Lane, The New Yorker


Director(s):

François Girard

Writer(s):

François Girard, Don McKellar

Producer(s):

Niv Fichman

Cast:

Colm Feore, Gerry Quigley, Gale Garnett, Don McKellar

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Closed Captioning:

English

Region:

Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould is filmed and set in Ontario. François Girard is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon