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BBFC RatingDocs Ireland: Shut Up and Play the Piano

Showing: 16 June 2019

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Docs Ireland: Shut Up and Play the Piano
CertificateNot Rated
Year2018
GenreDocumentary
DirectorPhilipp Jedicke
LanguageEnglish, French, German
CountryGermany
Running Time1HR 22MINS
Extra InfoPartially Subtitled / Recommended: 15
SeasonDocs Ireland

Chilly Gonzales is a Grammy-winning composer, virtuoso pianist and entertainer.

The documentary follows Chilly Gonzales from his native Canada to late ‘90s underground Berlin, and via Paris to the world’s great philharmonic halls. Diving deep into the dichotomy of Gonzales’ stage persona, where self-doubt and megalomania are just two sides of the same coin. The playfulness of his character is mirrored in the look of the film. Using Gonzales’ extensive video archive in a rather unorthodox manner, reality and fiction blur together as we embark on a trip through Chilly Gonzales’ world.