Films & Other Videos
Films with: Weissbrich, Hansjörg
- Queen of silence
- "A deaf girl from an illegal Roma settlement escapes the brutal world of reality for one of world of rhythm, dance and imagination. 10-year-old-Denisa is an outcast in many ways. She is an illegal citizen of a gypsy camp in Poland, a female in a patriarchal gypsy community, and most importantly of all she doesn't speak; nobody has ever diagnosed her with severe hearing disabilities. Even the children from the camp call her "the stupid one", but Denisa is far from it. She simply has a world of her own -- a world full of rhythm and dance. Ever since finding a box of Bollywood DVDs in a nearby garbage dump, Denisa wants to dance and dress like the glamorous women in the films. Together with other children from the camp she tries to create Bollywoodesque choreographies. This is Denisa's way of surviving extreme poverty, aggressive attacks from the neighbours and the threat of eviction. Dancing allows her to be anyone she wants, even a queen, and express what she can't say -- joy, sadness and fear."--From film presskit.
- DVD 12048
- Two lives
- "Europe 1990. The Berlin Wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany but having lived in Norway for the last 20 years, is a 'war child' - the result of a romance between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments and secrecy is unveiled until Katrine is faced with losing everything she's built for herself, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand on what matters more: the life they have lived together or the lie that it's based on." --
- DVD 12138