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thumbnail The Eulogy (2018 Australia)

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Director: Janine Hosking
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100 mins

Drawn from Paul Keating’s searing eulogy at Geoffrey Tozer’s funeral, The Eulogy tells the compelling and tragic story of this unrecognised Australian musician. Tracing the rise and fall of Tozer, 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’.

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