Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Filmmaker: Michèle Hozer & Peter Raymont (Dirs)
Canada / 2009 / 109 minutes / English
Opening Weekend Date: 21 January 2011
Cinemas screening the film: Greenwich & Clapham Picturehouses, Curzon Mayfair, Everyman Hampstead.
Telling the story of world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould, Genius Within weaves personal memories with never-before-seen footage to produce an enthralling portrait of a musical legend.
Already an experienced documentary editor, Michèle Hozer teams up with long-term collaborator Peter Raymont to direct her first feature doc. Hozer and Raymont manage to cut through popular misconceptions of this eccentric artist to reveal a deeply solitary character who captivated international audiences yet eventually shunned them.
Genius Within was part of the official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009.
'A well-considered appreciation of a multifaceted artist'
Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International
‘Hozer and Raymont succeed in giving us Gould whole'
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic