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Film Screening
“How Mozart Became a Bad Composer”
Wednesday, 13, 13:30–14:10
Oscar Peterson Theatre, Embassy of Canada

Directed by Kirk Browning / Aired as “The Return of the Wizard” in PBL (Public Broadcast Laboratory), NET (National Educational Television) / USA / April 28, 1968 / 37 min. / Subtitled by Junichi Miyazawa

Gould once stirred public outrage by asserting that Mozart, who died at 35, “...died too late rather than too soon.” This long-forgotten US-produced video program examines this assertion from numerous angles. Gould uses Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 as an example, playing along while explaining Mozart’s approach to creation, and criticizing Mozart for falling into routine. In the latter half of the program, however, Gould performs the entirety of Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K. 333 — an example of a praiseworthy work from before Mozart “went bad.”
“Glenn Gould’s Toronto”
Wednesday, 13, 16:15–17:00
Oscar Peterson Theatre, Embassy of Canada

A part of Cities Series / Directed by John McGreevy / John McGreevy Productions-Nielsen Ferns Co-Production / Canada / 2007 edited version / 42 min. / Subtitled by Student Visualmedia Translation Team, School of Cultural & Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo / Subtitle supervised by Junichi Miyazawa

Canadian director John McGreevy’s Cities series introduced famous locals from around the world, with Gould appearing for the Toronto episode. Gould explores famous landmarks across Toronto and comments on them in a humorous style: CN Tower, Bay Street, Harbourfront, Exhibition Place, City Hall, Chinatown, Yorkville, Yonge Street, Eaton Centre, the Toronto Zoo, and more. By speaking on a city, Gould explains his philosophy on life itself.
“The Woman in the Dunes”
(1964, Japan)
Thursday, 14, 14:30–17:00
Oscar Peterson Theatre, Embassy of Canada

Sunday, 17, 9:00–11:30
Sogetsu Hall

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara / 147 min.

This begins with a teacher (Eiji Okada) who happens to be visiting a village in a dune, and is led by the villagers to stay at an eerie house where a mysterious woman lives by herself. Trapped in the dunes, he is forced to keep scooping the sand out constantly in order to protect himself from its collapse. Once he discovers that the villagers set him up, he tries everything to escape, all to no avail. While this film depicts the irony of captivity and freedom by humans, it aptly depicts various manifestations of sand, and applies a certain biological logic to it at the same time.
“The Woman in the Dunes” won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and spread the name of Hiroshi Teshigahara worldwide. It can be said that the film has reached the pinnacle of abstract scenery, depicting on the background of a dune themes such as a law and taboo of a community, anonymity and endemism of an individual, and despair and hope. Gould loves original novel and movie. He has watched this movie more than 100 times.
“About Glenn Gould”
(November 2017, Toronto)
Friday, 15, 13:00–14:00
Oscar Peterson Theatre, Embassy of Canada

Filmed, edited and directed by Zakkubalan / Subtitled by Toshiyuki Mizoe, Yoshiko Nomura, Mio Ichihara from Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) / Subtitle supervised by Junichi Miyazawa

Lorne Tulk, the recording engineer at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), who has worked and also was friends with Gould. Verne Edquist, the tuner who worked with Tulk for the recording session at Eaton Auditorium in Toronto.
The latest interview of these two who have supported Gould.

“Verne Edquist: Gould’s Piano Technician & Tuner” (26min.)
“Lorne Tulk: Gould Audio Technician” (24min.)
“Glenn Gould: A Portrait”
Friday, 15, 15:00–16:50
Oscar Peterson Theatre, Embassy of Canada

Directed by Eric Till / Produced by Eric Till and Vincent Tovell / CBC Television / Canada / 1985 / 105 min. / Subtitled by Junichi Miyazawa

A film produced three years after Gould’s sudden passing, and the first serious attempt at a documentary on his life. CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) made extensive use of its rich back catalog of broadcast footage and recorded audio, interweaving interviews with Gould’s friends and associates to provide a fascinating overview of his life and work. It’s an even more engaging documentary now, and includes rarely seen footage of his father, Bert Gould, and his cousin, Jessie Grieg.

・If this film cannot be screened due to various reasons,
we may have to show you “Glenn Gould’s Toronto” instead.