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January 13-19 2020

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Chilly Gonzales is a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer. Criss-crossing between rap, electro and solo piano music, he became the outrageous pop performer who invited himself to the ivory tower of classical music. The eccentric artist inspires and collaborates with the likes of Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches, Daft Punk and Drake.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO follows Gonzales from his native Canada to the late 90's underground scene in Berlin, and via Paris to the world's great philharmonic halls. It dives deep into the dichotomy of Gonzales' stage persona, where self-doubt and megalomania are just two sides of the same coin. Reality and fiction blur together as we embark on a trip through the world of Chilly Gonzales.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO
Director: 
Philipp Jedicke
Screenplay: 
Philipp Jedicke (konsept)
Photography: 
Marcel Kolvenbach, Marcus Winterbauer
Run time: 
1 hour 21 min
Year: 
2018
Country: 
Germany,
France and
UK
Dialogue: 
English, German, French
Subtitles: 
English
Producer: 
Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster
Sales: 
Charades
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Philipp Jedicke (b. 1977) has worked as a freelance journalist and post-production manager in TV and film. He contributed to the TV Documentary ROCKLAND NORWEGEN, screened at TIFF 2007. SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO, his directing debut premiered at the 2018 Berlinale.