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Shut Up and Play the Piano, a natural choice for a Berlinale world premiere / The Hollywood Reporter

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Self-styled genius and musical prankster Chilly Gonzales is the focus of Philipp Jedicke's career-spanning documentary. Piano virtuoso, serial collaborator and self-declared genius, Jason Beck is a singular figure on the music scene. Fully immersed in his outsized alter ego of Chilly Gonzales, this Canadian cult star blurs the lines between rapper and classical composer, performance artist and punk provocateur. He also has strong Berlin connections, making German first-time director Philipp Jedicke's documentary portrait Shut Up and Play the Piano a natural choice for a Berlinale world premiere.

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