“A captivating film, not just for pianomaniacs!”– Time Out London
Grammy Award-winning pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is one of the stars of Pianomania, a new film that has captivated audiences and film festival juries in Europe and the US – including the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Gate Award for Best Feature Documentary. Directed by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis, Pianomania is a must-see for music-lovers, revealing a world where passion and the pursuit of perfection collide with artistic obsession and a touch of madness. The film arrives in the United States this summer, opening at selected theaters in Boston and Chicago on June 24; it then heads to other cities around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
Widely heralded as a key figure in the music of our time and as an important interpreter of piano repertoire from every age, Pierre-Laurent Aimard has been described as “one of those rare pianists who can make us feel that, yes, there are musicians now whose work is as true, as vital, as individual as the performances we can hear on treasured old recordings” (Paul Griffiths, New York Times). By following piano tuner-to-the-stars Stefan Knüpfer, Pianomania offers rare, behind-the-scenes footage of several extraordinary musicians, including Aimard, Alfred Brendel, Lang Lang, Till Fellner, and others.