THIRTY TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD

by François Girard
THIRTY TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD - TRENTADUE PICCOLI FILM SU GLENN GOULD

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Nation: Canada, Netherlands, Portugal, Finland

Year: 1993

Length: 98'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Thirty-two fragments that reveal, without a precise chronology or solution of continuity, the life of one of the most extraordinary piano talents of the twentieth century: Glenn Gould (1932-1982). Gould has an exceptional technique and a great modernity of interpretation and reinterpretations of the classics; it has been an enigmatic and elusive personality. In 1964 his decision to withdraw definitively from his concert career caused a sensation. He decided to dedicate himself exclusively to studio recordings, which he understood as the most effective way to penetrate the meaning of music. Thirty-two small films (such as Bach’s Goldberg Variations) which, like flashes, illuminate the biography of the musician without historicizing pretensions but with vibrating suggestions such as haiku.

Director

François Girard

François Girard

François Girard (St-Félicien, Quebec, Canada, 1963) was trained in the field of video art. In 1984 he founded the Zone Production, a production company dedicated to video and film experiments. Author of video clips and commercials, he is also theater and operatic director.

Filmography:
Cargo (1990), Le jardin des ombres (cm, doc., 1993), Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (Trentadue piccoli film su Glenn Gould, 1993), Secret World Live (doc., tv, 1994), Souvenirs d’Othello (doc., 1995), Le violon rouge (Il violino rosso, 1998), Silk (Seta, 2007), Boychoir (Fuori dal coro - Boychoir, 2014), Hochelaga, terre des âmes (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
François Girard
sceneggiatura/screenplay
François Girard, Don McKellar
fotografia/cinematography
Larry Manda
montaggio/film editing
Gaétan Huot
scenografia/production design
Charles Dunlop
costumi/costume design
Linda Muir
musica/music
Glenn Gould
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Colm Feore (Glenn Gould), Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Kate Henning, Sean Doyle
produttori/producers
Niv Fichman, Larry Weinstein, Barbara Willis Sweete, Michael Allder
produzione/production
Rhombus Media
coproduzione/coproduction

Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation

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contatti/contacts
Park Circus
www.parkcircus.com

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Thirty-two fragments that reveal, without a precise chronology or solution of continuity, the life of one of the most extraordinary piano talents of the twentieth century: Glenn Gould (1932-1982). Gould has an exceptional technique and a great modernity of interpretation and reinterpretations of the classics; it has been an enigmatic and elusive personality. In 1964 his decision to withdraw definitively from his concert career caused a sensation. He decided to dedicate himself exclusively to studio recordings, which he understood as the most effective way to penetrate the meaning of music. Thirty-two small films (such as Bach’s Goldberg Variations) which, like flashes, illuminate the biography of the musician without historicizing pretensions but with vibrating suggestions such as haiku.

Director All about direction

François Girard

François Girard

François Girard (St-Félicien, Quebec, Canada, 1963) was trained in the field of video art. In 1984 he founded the Zone Production, a production company dedicated to video and film experiments. Author of video clips and commercials, he is also theater and operatic director.

Filmography:
Cargo (1990), Le jardin des ombres (cm, doc., 1993), Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (Trentadue piccoli film su Glenn Gould, 1993), Secret World Live (doc., tv, 1994), Souvenirs d’Othello (doc., 1995), Le violon rouge (Il violino rosso, 1998), Silk (Seta, 2007), Boychoir (Fuori dal coro - Boychoir, 2014), Hochelaga, terre des âmes (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
François Girard
sceneggiatura/screenplay
François Girard, Don McKellar
fotografia/cinematography
Larry Manda
montaggio/film editing
Gaétan Huot
scenografia/production design
Charles Dunlop
costumi/costume design
Linda Muir
musica/music
Glenn Gould
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Colm Feore (Glenn Gould), Derek Keurvorst, Katya Ladan, Kate Henning, Sean Doyle
produttori/producers
Niv Fichman, Larry Weinstein, Barbara Willis Sweete, Michael Allder
produzione/production
Rhombus Media
coproduzione/coproduction

Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation

**
contatti/contacts
Park Circus
www.parkcircus.com