Film

Film Fest Gent presents: Shut Up and Play the Piano

19 October - Studio Skoop, Ghent
20:00 - €13 - Free for members

For his directing debut, Philipp Jedicke paints a playful, vivid portrait of the protean Canadian-born musician and entertainer Jason Charles Beck, aka Gonzales. Slaloming his way from electro-rapping to ‘Solo Pianoing’, from his native Montreal to underground Berlin and eventually to his seemingly breezy conquest of the exclusive classical music club and world’s greatest philharmonic halls. Blurring the line between reality and fiction with the aid of facetiously dramatised scenes, the documentary is built around an extended and often refreshingly frank conversation between the musician and writer Sibylle Berg.