The Eulogy (2018)

  • Documentary, Biography, Music
  • 1h 43m
Release Date: April/2018

Tracing the rise and fall of GeoffreyTozer, the documentary attempts to understand why this virtuoso pianist died alone and destitute at the age of 54. Paul Keating argues that Geoffrey Tozer was the best pianist that Australia has ever produced. What went wrong? In his quest for answers to that question, Melbourne-based conductor and music educator Richard Gill interviews Tozer’s brother, friends and colleagues. Keating recreates his controversial eulogy delivered at Tozer’s funeral in which he accused the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras of neglecting Tozer through ‘indifference’ and ‘contempt’. MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Janine Hosking