The Queen of Silence

Documentary Film / Germany – Poland / 2014 / 52′ & 80′

  • Author:Agnieszka Zwiefka
  • Director:Agnieszka Zwiefka
  • DOP:Aleksander Duraj, Armand Urbaniak
  • Editor:Thomas Ernst, Hansjörg Weißbrich
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:IDFA 2014

10 years old Denisa is an outcast in many ways. She is an illegal citizen of a gypsy camp in Poland, a woman in a patriarchal gypsy community and most of all – she doesn’t speak as no one has ever diagnosed her with severe hearing disabilities. She lives in a world of her own, full of rhythm and dance, imitating the glamorous women from the Bollywood DVDs she found in a nearby garbage. Dancing she can be anyone she wants, even a queen, and express what she can‘t say – joy, sadness and fear.

In co-production with Chilli Productions (PL), HBO (HU), Stefilm International (IT) and ZDF in association with ARTE, YLE (FI), RSI (CH), RAI TRE (IT) and SVT (SE). Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Creative Europe MEDIA, The Polish Film Institute and Odra-Film.