Glenn Gould doc shortlisted for Academy Award

Bravo!’s documentary Genuis within: The inner life of Glenn Gould about Canada’s world-renowned pianist has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. The film has already won a Gemini for best biography documentary.

Broadcaster Magazine reports:

“As an enigmatic musical poet and world-renowned pianist, Canada’s own Glenn Gould continues to captivate 28 years after his untimely death. A collaboration between award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Raymont and award-winning editor Michèle Hozer, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould explores the personal side of Glenn Gould the man, how he turned his back on celebrity for the sake of his art and whose devotion to his craft cost him the relationships most dear to him.

“Intimately revealing the man behind the myth, GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD casts a fresh light on the mysterious pianist whose ideas were as controversial, and his private life as passionate, as his music. The film features never-before seen footage of Gould, photographs, and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries. The biography also reveals personal memories from Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before.”