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SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO

Piano virtuoso, serial collaborator and self-declared genius, Jason Beck is a singular gure on the music scene. Fully immersed in his outsized alter ego of Chilly Gonzales, the Canadian cult star blurs the lines between rapper and classical composer, performance artist and punk provocateur. Beck knows the promotional value of a contentious soundbite and a knowingly contrarian pose. Shut Up and Play the Piano is a polished snapshot of Beck's well-rehearsed shtick, as fast-moving and entertaining as the man himself. (Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter)

Philipp Jedicke
Born in Kehl, Germany, in 1977, he has lived in Canada and France and is currently based in Cologne. He works as a freelance journalist and post-production manager for various television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines and websites. Focusing mainly on music and culture, his work has been featured on TV channels including WDR, ARTE, Deutsche Welle, SWR as well as in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Film Selection: Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2018

Philipp Jedicke

Germany / Great Britain 2018
DCP /color
82 minutes
English / French / German
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Marcus Winterbauer, Marcel Kolvenbach

Editing
Henk Drees, Carina Mergens
Sound
Ralf Weber
Music
Chilly Gonzalez
Cast
Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Leslie Feist, Sibylle Berg, Jarvis Cocker, Kaiser Quartett, Joe Flory, Adam Traynor, Paul PM aka Mr. Maloke (Puppetmastaz), Raik Hölzel, Raz Ohara
Producers
Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster, Chilly Gonzales, Melinda Cody

Trailer

Production

Rapid Eye Movies, Gentle Thread
World Sales

Charades

Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
Stadtkino

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere