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Es ist selten, daß ein Klaviertechniker andere Menschen für seine Arbeit so begeistern kann wie Stefan Knüpfer. Nach jedem Treffen mit diesem faszinierenden Menschen erzählte Paul Cibis seinem Bruder, dem Filmemacher Robert Cibis, von der Leidenschaft Knüpfers und seinen spannenden Geschichten …

Die Idee, über Knüpfer und sein Leben mit den Pianisten einen Film zu produzieren, führte schließlich zur Entstehung des international preisgekrönten Dokumentarfilms PIANOMANIA. Als Mitinitiator des Films war Paul Cibis auch als musikalischer Berater während seiner Dreh- und Postproduktionszeit.

In diesem Film erzählen Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis mit Herz und Humor von Momenten der absoluten Liebe zum Detail und zur Perfektion. Aus einem einzigartigen Blickwinkel beobachtet PIANOMANIA die Stars der Musikszene auf der Suche nach dem perfekten Klang und weckt die Neugier auf die Vorgänge hinter den Konzertbühnen der Welt. Der Film erlaubt dem Zuschauer den Blick durch das Schlüsselloch in eine verborgene Welt der Töne und Klänge.

Der Film lief mit großem Erfolg auf zahlreichen Festivals und gewann in 2009 u.a. in Locarno den Preis der „Semaine de la Critique“, den GOLDEN GATE AWARD beim San Francisco International Film Festival, und war als bester Dokumentarfilm für den EUROPÄISCHEN FILMPREIS 2009 nominiert. Er gewann den Ehrenpreis der EURODOK 2010 und zuletzt die LOLA, den Preis der Deutschen Filmakadmie, für den besten Tonschnitt.

Denn der perfekte Klang prägt in PIANOMANIA nicht nur die Geschichte des Films: Die Tonaufnahmenwurden mit hohem Anspruch und technischem Aufwand hergestellt. Sämtliche Szenen wurden in Dolby Surround Qualität und mit bis zu 90 Tonspuren aufgezeichnet. PIANOMANIA ist einakustisches Erlebnis und ein optischer Genuss.

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 Paul Cibis had known Stefan Knüpfer for a few years and told his brother, film maker Robert Cibis, numerous times how interesting his work as a piano technician is and how enthusiastically and captivatingly he can talk about it …

The idea to produce a film about Knüpfer’s life and his work with the different pianist personalities eventually resulted into the international awards winning documentary PIANOMANIA. As the co-initiator of the film Paul Cibis also worked as its music superviser during its filming and post production period.

PIANOMANIA takes the viewer along on a humorous journey into the secret world of sounds, and accompanies Stefan Knüpfer at his unusual job with world famous pianists like Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand, among others.  To find the right instrument with the necessary qualities, compatible with the vision of the virtuoso, to  tune it to perfection and finally to get it on the stage,  needs nerves of steel, boundless passion,  and the  extraordinary competence in  translating words into sounds.

This unusual film by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis tells – with love and humor – of moments of absolute love of attention to detail and perfection. Pianomania observes, from unique angles, the suspenseful search for the perfect tone.

In May 2010 PIANOMANIA received the Golden Gate Award as best documentary at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival. In January 2010 PIANOMANIA received the audience award for the best documentary at the 36th International Filmweekend Würzburg. At the end of November 2009 PIANOMANIA received ‘the Lüdia’, first prize at the 20th Cinema Festival in Lünen, Germany. PIANOMANIA also received the award for “Best Editing” at the Diagonale Graz, Austria, was also nominated by the European Film Academy for its 22nd European Film Prize, and was chosen as the ‘Semaine de la critique’ in its section at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Most recently PIANOMANIA won the “Lola” prize of the German Film Academy 2011 for “Best Sound Design”.

www.pianomania.de
www.ovalfilm.com

 

(background picture © OVALfilm)

 

 

 

 Paul Cibis had known Stefan Knüpfer for a few years and told his brother, film maker Robert Cibis, numerous times how interesting his work as a piano technician is and how enthusiastically and captivatingly he can talk about it …

The idea to produce a film about Knüpfer’s life and his work with the different pianist personalities eventually resulted into the international awards winning documentary PIANOMANIA. As the co-initiator of the film Paul Cibis also worked as its music superviser during its filming and post production period.

PIANOMANIA takes the viewer along on a humorous journey into the secret world of sounds, and accompanies Stefan Knüpfer at his unusual job with world famous pianists like Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand, among others.  To find the right instrument with the necessary qualities, compatible with the vision of the virtuoso, to  tune it to perfection and finally to get it on the stage,  needs nerves of steel, boundless passion,  and the  extraordinary competence in  translating words into sounds.

This unusual film by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis tells – with love and humor – of moments of absolute love of attention to detail and perfection. Pianomania observes, from unique angles, the suspenseful search for the perfect tone.

In May 2010 PIANOMANIA received the Golden Gate Award as best documentary at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival. In January 2010 PIANOMANIA received the audience award for the best documentary at the 36th International Filmweekend Würzburg. At the end of November 2009 PIANOMANIA received ‘the Lüdia’, first prize at the 20th Cinema Festival in Lünen, Germany. PIANOMANIA also received the award for “Best Editing” at the Diagonale Graz, Austria, was also nominated by the European Film Academy for its 22nd European Film Prize, and was chosen as the ‘Semaine de la critique’ in its section at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Most recently PIANOMANIA won the “Lola” prize of the German Film Academy 2011 for “Best Sound Design”.

www.pianomania.de
www.ovalfilm.com

 

(background picture © OVALfilm)

 

 

 

 Paul Cibis had known Stefan Knüpfer for a few years and told his brother, film maker Robert Cibis, numerous times how interesting his work as a piano technician is and how enthusiastically and captivatingly he can talk about it …

The idea to produce a film about Knüpfer’s life and his work with the different pianist personalities eventually resulted into the international awards winning documentary PIANOMANIA. As the co-initiator of the film Paul Cibis also worked as its music superviser during its filming and post production period.

PIANOMANIA takes the viewer along on a humorous journey into the secret world of sounds, and accompanies Stefan Knüpfer at his unusual job with world famous pianists like Lang Lang, Alfred Brendel, Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimand, among others.  To find the right instrument with the necessary qualities, compatible with the vision of the virtuoso, to  tune it to perfection and finally to get it on the stage,  needs nerves of steel, boundless passion,  and the  extraordinary competence in  translating words into sounds.

This unusual film by Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis tells – with love and humor – of moments of absolute love of attention to detail and perfection. Pianomania observes, from unique angles, the suspenseful search for the perfect tone.

In May 2010 PIANOMANIA received the Golden Gate Award as best documentary at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival. In January 2010 PIANOMANIA received the audience award for the best documentary at the 36th International Filmweekend Würzburg. At the end of November 2009 PIANOMANIA received ‘the Lüdia’, first prize at the 20th Cinema Festival in Lünen, Germany. PIANOMANIA also received the award for “Best Editing” at the Diagonale Graz, Austria, was also nominated by the European Film Academy for its 22nd European Film Prize, and was chosen as the ‘Semaine de la critique’ in its section at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Most recently PIANOMANIA won the “Lola” prize of the German Film Academy 2011 for “Best Sound Design”.

www.pianomania.de
www.ovalfilm.com

 

(background picture © Oval Film)