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 has collaborated 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 late 90's underground 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.

 

Director: Philipp Jedicke
Writer: Philipp Jedicke
Producers: Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster
Cinematographers: Marcel Kolvenbach, Marcus Winterbauer
Editors: Henk Drees, Carina Mergens
Country: Germany / France / UK
Runtime: 82 minutes