“A must see film”
– John Anderson, VARIETY
Most profiles of the brilliant pianist focus on his eccentricities: the pills, the gloves, the scarves. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould probes beneath the icon’s many myths through Gould’s music, diaries, letters and interviews with his closest friends and lovers – some of whom have never spoken publicly about him before. The film reveals a tortured, yet often humorous man, with an insightful world view. Glenn Gould’s profound ability to speak to his audience in a clear, candid and timeless tone, cuts through the static of our over-mediated, information-overloaded world.
“A scrupulous, candid and eye-opening account. A tour de force of archival research and dogged interviewing, the portrait it presents is remarkably complete.”
– A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Shortlisted for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature