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The Queen of Silence

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.

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Main credits

Zwiefka-Chwaek, Agnieszka (film producer)
Zwiefka-Chwaek, Agnieszka (film director)
Zwiefka-Chwaek, Agnieszka (screenwriter)
Deckert, Heino (film producer)
Pakulla, Iris (film producer)

Other credits

Directors of photography, Aleksander Duraj, Armand Urbaniak; editor, Thomas Ernst, Hansjörg Weiệbrich, BFS; music by Jessica de Rooij, CocoRosie, and Dani Printul Banatului.


; "The Queen of Silence"; Deckert Distribution; Roma; Romania; Poland; deaf; disabilities; education; immigration; immigrants; family; child health; Eastern Europe; childhood;