• 2014 | Documentary | 52', 80' | Germany, Poland

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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Agnieszka Zwiefka
Production Filmproduktion and Chilli Productions, in co-production with HBO Europe, Stefilm International, ZDF, in association with ARTE, YLE, RSI, RAI TRE, SVT
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Creative Europe MEDIA, Polnisches Filminstitut, Odra-Film
IDFA 2014, One World HRFF Prague 2015 (Czech Radio Jury Award), Thessaloniki IDF 2015, One World HRFF Bucharest 2015, Vilnius IFF 2015, Hot Docs Toronto 2015, DOK.Munich 2015 (Honorable Mention in the Competition), Krakow IFF 2015 (THE SILVER HORN Award for Best Feature-length Documentary // Polish Society of Cinematographers Award for the Best Cinematography), Pärnu IFF 2015, EBS IDF 2015, Flahertiana IDF Perm 2015 (Golden Nanook - Grand Prix for Best Documentary), Let’s Cee IFF Vienna 2015 (Urania Award for Best Documentary), Festival dei Popoli Florence 2015, Mumbai IFF 2016, Millennium FF Brussels 2016 (Special Mention Int. Comp.), Romani FF Berlin 2017
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2015 (Best Camera)
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2015 (Best Editing)
nominated for Prix Europa 2015 in the category TV IRIS

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