120: The Red Red Violin (1998) - with Barb Briggs
This week, filmmaker Barb Briggs bring us an epic story of sex, passion and the high stakes world of instrument auctions - 1998’s ambitious The Red Violin.
The direct follow-up to Don McKellar and François Girard’s 32 short films about Glenn Gould, this ambitious film shot in 5 countries, over 60 shooting days, with 85 speaking parts in 5 languages. We make sure we fill you in on all the gory shooting details, who was meant to play the Samuel L. Jackson role, and the real story behind the violin.
Keep an eye out for Canadian favorites Julian Richings, Colm Feore, and a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameos by Rémy Girard and Sandra Oh.
The Red Violin is blessedly available on Netflix in Canada and more than likely at a library near you.