Queen of Silence, The


Królowa ciszy
reż|dir Agnieszka Zwiefka | PL, DE | 2014 | 80 min
prod|pro Heino Deckert, Agnieszka Zwiefka, Iris Pakulla, Izabela Łopuch scen|wr Agnieszka Zwiefka zdj|ph Aleksander Duraj, Armand Urbaniak muz|mus Jessica de Rooij, CocoRosie, Dani Printul Banatului mon|ed Thomas Ernst, Hansjörg Weissbrich ob|cast Denisa Gabor dys|dis HBO


A documentary film about Denisa, a Romani girl who lives with her family on the outskirts of Wrocław. Sha can't hear, she has also never learned to speak, but she loves to dance and watch Bollywood films. She has problems communicating with her peers, but she knows how to get them to play with her. Together they scavenge the garbage, collecting things that others don't need but they themselves find intriguing. While adult members of the Romani community are struggling with poverty, exclusion, and everyday resentment, Denisa dances among hens, dogs, and children. Dancing and imagination help her create a world in which she can do whatever she wants, and express emotions which she cannot verbalise.

2015 Krakow FF – Polish Society of Cinematographers Award for the Best Cinematography (Armand Urbaniak, Aleksander Duraj), the Silver Horn for the director of the best feature-length documentary film
2015 German Camera Awards – Best Cinematography, Best Editing (Hansjörg Weißbrich, Thomas Ernst)

Agnieszka Zwiefka – Director, lecturer, producer. For over 12 years she produced TV programs and documentaries for Polish Television. In 2007 she earned her Ph.D. and has been working at the University of Wrocław ever since. In 2010 she founded the Chilli Productions production company. “The Queen of Silence” is her second documentary film.

2014 Królowa ciszy | Queen of Silence, The
2013 Albert Cinema

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow