32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
Fri 11 February 2011 // 19:30
(Fri 11th / 7.30pm / £5/4
(François Girard / 1993 / Canada / 98 minutes / Cert. U)
Intellectual, eccentric, reclusive, iconoclast – Glenn Gould is one of the most amazing classical pianists of all time. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) is a wonderful introduction to the strange genius of Gould directed by François Giraud. A Biopic film of acclaim and artistry documenting the life of Gould through short vignette sequences.
"The artist should be granted anonymity. He should be permitted to operate in secret, as it were, unconcerned with or, better still, unaware of the presumed demand of the marketplace, which demands given sufficient indifference on the part of a sufficient number of artists will simply disappear. Given that disappearance the artist will abandon his false sense of public responsibility and his audience or public will relinquish its role of servile dependency, and never the twain shall meet." Glenn Gould.