Presented under the auspices of the Toronto International Film Festival Group's Film Circuit, a limited run begins November 14 in Toronto. Further screenings are scheduled in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Vancouver. The film, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, screened at TIFF 2008 as part of the Canadian Open Vault program.
Written by Girard and Don McKellar, the film was one of the most successful Canadian films of all time. Actor Colm Feore's central performance and its distinctive presentation - 32 separate visual and sound fragments - have ensured a lasting reputation for capturing the range of the Gould's world. Hailed as a musical genius and a polymath, he was also famously idiosyncratic.
The cast includes McKellar, Gerry Quigley, David Hughes, Bruno Monsaingeon, Yehudi Menuhin, Peter Millard, Carlo Rota, Katya Ladan and Gale Garnett.