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.
Germany / Poland / Italy / 2014 / 80′ – 52′
Produced by Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion and Chilli Productions, in co-production with HBO Europe, Stefilm International, Odra-Film and ZDF in collaboration with ARTE, in association with YLE, RAI TRE, RSI and SVT
directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka
world sales: Deckert Distribution
distribution in Italy: Stefilm International s.r.l