Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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PianoMania
Documentary Film, AT/DE 2009, Farbe, 94 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2009

Director: Lilian Franck, Robert Cibis
Script: Lilian Franck, Robert Cibis
Cast: Stephan Knüpfer, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Till Fellner, Julius Drake u.a.
Camera: Robert Cibis, Jerzy Palacz
Editor: Michelle Barbin
Location Sound: Sabine Panossian, David Benedikt, Ina Nikolow
Music: David Benedikt, Ina Nikolow, Matthias Petsche
Sounddesign: Niklas Kammertöns
Producers: Ebba Sinzinger, Vincent Lucassen, Robert Cibis, Lilian Franck
Production: WILDart FILM
Co-production: OVAL Filmemacher GbR

 

What do Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel and Pierre-Laurent Aimard have in common? All three star pianists swear by the same piano tuner. Stefan Knüpfer is responsible for the fine, almost imperceptible nuances of sound that separate a good concert from a virtuoso one. PianoMania follows this perfectionist's unusual routine, and takes a look behind the scenes of the classical music business. A film about the love of perfection and the rare moments when it can almost be attained, at least musically.