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The Queen of Silence

A music-driven documentary about a deaf gypsy girl falling in love with Bollywood.
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Overview

Genre
Docu-Fiction, Human Rights, Foreign Worlds, Human Interest, and Social Issues
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
82 and 56 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Majade, Chilli Productions
Years of Production
2014
Locations
Wroclaw, Poland
Prod. Partners
Stefilm, PISF, Creative Europe, MDM, Odra Film

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
IDFA 2014 Feature Length Competition, Hot Docs 2015, Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival, DocPoint Helsinki, Tempo International Documentary Film Festival, One World Prague, Kino Pavasaris Vilnius, DokFest Munich, Kraków Film Festival
Awards
One World International Human Rights Film Festival Prague Award
Distribution
Deckert Distribution
Broadcast (Prod.)
HBO Europe, ARTE ZDF, YLE, RAI, RSSI
Broadcast (Acq.)
SVT
Language
Polish, Roma
Subtitles
English, German

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