The Silent Twins

Once upon a time, two sisters very much alike decided to talk only to each other. Based on the real lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, sisters who grew up part of the only Black family in a small town. The two became known as "the silent twins" because of their refusal to communicate with anyone else and became catatonic when separated. Effectively abandoned by the state, their intense creativity and imagination led to them developing their own language and throwing off convention. After being imprisoned they face the choice to separate and survive or die together. An engrossing and sensitive interpretation of the true story of a dark time in recent Welsh history. (

Director's Filmography (Selection)
The Silent Twins (2022) - Córki dancingu (The Lure, 2015; CE'16) - Aria Diva (2010, short) - 3 Love (2004, short) - Kapelusz (2003, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2023
Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Poland / Great Britain 2022
113 minutes
Screenplay Andre Seigel
Cinematography Jacub Kijows­ki
Editing Agniesz­ka Glińska
Sound/Sounddesign Marcin Lenarczyk
Music Marcin Macuk, Zuzan­na Wrońska
With Letitia Wright, Tamara Lawrance, Jodhi May, Jack Bandeira
Producer(s) Klau­dia Śmie­ja-Ros­t­worows­ka, Joshua Hors­field, Ben Pugh, Ewa Puszczyńs­ka, Ani­ta Gou, Ali­cia Van Cou­ver­ing, Leti­tia Wright, Adam Gudell
42, Madants, Kindred Spirit
World Sales
Park Circus
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2022