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The Song of Names

Director François Girard
Year 2019
Run Time 113min
Genre Drama

Decades after a violin prodigy disappeared before his first concert, his childhood friend tracks him down to discover his fate. Based on a novel by Norman Lebrecht.


François Girard

Girard won a Grammy for Secret World Live, a Peter Gabriel concert film. Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould won four Genie Awards, including Best Picture. The Red Violin won eight Genies and an Oscar for Best Original Score.  His recent films include Boychoir, starring Dustin Hoffman, and Hochelaga terre des âmes which was nominated for eight CSAs, winning four. His latest, The Song of Names, premiered at TIFF 2019.


Jeffrey Caine


Eddie Izzard, Gerran Howell


Lyse Lafontaine, Robert Lantos, Nick Hirschkorn




Literary Adaptation

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Elevation Pictures