The Queen of Silence

  |  Book Tickets: 13/04/2016
  |  80 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Queen of Silence Film Poster


Wide Angles - British Council Doc Debates: The Queen of Silence. Director: Agnieszka Zwiefka. Germany/Poland. 2014. 80min. Romani and Polish with English subtitles. After the screening we'll be joined by special guests for a discussion. Ten-year-old Denisa is an outcast in many ways. She is an illegal resident of a gypsy camp in Poland; she is a girl in a patriarchal Gypsy community; and above all, she does not speak, as no one has ever diagnosed her severe hearing disabilities. She lives in a world of her own, full of rhythm and dance, imitating the glamorous women on the Bollywood DVDs she has found in a nearby rubbish pile. When she dances she can be anyone she wants, even a queen, and can express what she cannot say: joy, sadness and fear.