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Chilly Gonzales documentary premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival

By | Published on Friday 23 February 2018

Chilly Gonzales

A new documentary about self-proclaimed musical genius Chilly Gonzales is being screened at the Berlin International Film Festival this week. Directed by Philipp Jedicke, ‘Shut Up And Play The Piano’ features interviews with Gonzales as well as some of his collaborators, including Leslie Feist, Jarvis Cocker, Peaches and more.

“An extended conversation between him and writer Sibylle Berg is the thread that runs through the film”, says the blurb. “No holds are barred as they get down to the business of question and answer, and each of them gives as good as they get. In his directing debut, Philipp Jedicke displays a lightness of touch as he blends archive material with playfully dramatised scenes and interviews”.

The final screening of the film at the festival will take place on Sunday 25 Feb at 3pm. You can see a clip of the film here.