Apolonia, Apolonia

Apolonia, Apolonia

25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

The portrait of an artist as a young woman: When Danish filmmaker Lea Glob first portrayed Apolonia Sokol in 2009, she appeared to be leading a storybook life. The talented Apolonia was born in an underground theater group in Paris and grew up in an artists’ community – the ultimate bohemian existence. In her 20s, she studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, one of the most prestigious art academies in Europe. Over the years, Lea Glob kept returning to film the charismatic Apolonia, and a special bond developed between the two young women. Over the years, Lea kept returning to film Apolonia as she sought her place in the art world, grappling with the agonies and joys of womanhood, the relationships with others, and her own body and creation. 13 years on, the two women continue to reflect on each other's paths in this mesmerizing film about art, love, motherhood, sexuality, representation and how to succeed in a world dominated by patriarchy, capitalism, and war, without losing oneself.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Lea Glob
Script: Lea Glob
Cinematography: Lea Glob
Editing: Andreas Bøggild Monies, Thor Ochsner
Sound: Anna Żarnecka-Wójcik
Music: Jonas Struck
Production: Danish Documentary Production
Producers: Sidsel Siersted
Co-production: Staron Films
Co-producers: Malgorzata Staron
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark, Poland
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 116'
Contact: CAT&Docs
Awards/Distinctions: IDFA Award for Best Film – IDFA 2022, Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary – Göteborg Film Festival 2023

Lea Glob


2011 Meeting My Father – Kasper Tophat (short)
2015 Olmo & the Seagull (co-direction)
2016 Venus (co-direction)
2022 Apolonia, Apolonia