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by Agnieszka Zwiefka


10 years old Denisa is an outcast in many ways. She is an illegal citizen of a gypsy camp in Poland, but 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 Bollywood DVDs she found in a nearby garbage. Dancing she can be anyone she wants, even a queen, escape from the harsh reality and finally express what she can’t say – joy, sadness and fear.

international title: The Queen of Silence
original title: The Queen of Silence
country: Germany, Poland
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Agnieszka Zwiefka
film run: 80'
screenplay: Agnieszka Zwiefka
cinematography by: Aleksander Duraj, Armand Urbaniak
film editing: Thomas Ernst, Hansjörg Weißbrich
music: Jessica de Rooij
producer: Heino Deckert, Iris Pakulla, Agnieszka Zwiefka
co-producer: Elena Filippini, Stefano Tealdi
production: Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktions-GmbH, Chilli Productions [PL]


main awards/selection

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2014

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