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3.8
187 Ratings

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Directed by François Girard
Canada, Netherlands, 1993
Drama, Biography

Synopsis

A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.

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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould Directed by François Girard

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Toronto International Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation

São Paulo International Film Festival

1994 | Winner: International Jury Award

Critics reviews

The short-film format frees Girard and McKellar from the tedium of laboriously connecting everything, allowing them to riff at will on Gould’s various eccentricities (recording techniques, interview strategies, obsession with numerology) while slowly constructing a coherent, mesmerizing portrait of a man for whom the act of listening, much more than simply the piano, constituted an art form.
October 17, 2013
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