The Queen of Silence
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.
coproduced by: Majade, HBO Europe, ARTE / ZDF, Odra-Film, Stefilm International
with the support of: Polish Film Institute, Creative Europe, MDM
director: Agnieszka Zwiefka | cinematography: Aleksander Duraj, Armand Urbaniak | editor: Thomas Ernst, Hansjorg Weissbrich | sound: Artur Kuczkowski | music: Cocorosie, Dani Printul Banatului, Jessica de Rooij