“A fascinating guy and a fascinating film.”
Internationally renowned pianist Glenn Gould had all the marks of genius — blinding talent, a craving for perfection and absolute bullheadedness. This film goes directly to the center of Gould’s ideas, his passions and his music by using thirty-two vignettes that span Gould’s life from age four until his untimely death at age fifty. Each selection dramatizes one of the many diverse aspects of the artist’s life — from artist to financier, humorist to nature lover, recluse to iconoclast — and the result is a powerful impressionistic mosaic of genius.
Thirty-Two Short Films about Glenn Gould was directed by François Girard and is 93 minutes long.