Columbia Tristar Home Video is getting ready to release the DVD of the too-rarely seen film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould this February.
Internationally renowned pianist Glenn Gould had all the marks of genius-blinding talent, a craving for perfection and absolute bullheadedness. In ‘Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould’, director Francois Girard goes directly to the center of Gould’s ideas, his passions, and his music.
Using thirty-two elegantly constructed vignettes, which span Gould’s life from age four until his untimely death at age fifty, the film achieves the rare balance between play and conceptual rigor. Each of the thirty-two selections dramatizes a variation on the theme of Glenn Gould, depicting the many diverse aspects of his life-from artist to financier, humorist to nature-lover, recluse to iconoclast-and the result is a powerful, impressionistic mosaic of genius.
The disc will contain both widescreen and pan and scan versions of the film. Sound will be Dolby Digital 2-channel Surround. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Extras will include talent files, and several trailers.
The disc is scheduled for release on February 20th with a suggested retail price of $29.95.