2023 Travelling Docudays UA

Apo­lo­nia, Apo­lo­nia

director: Lea Glob
Denmark, Poland, France2022116’
Original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Content warning: brief nudity.
Original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Content warning: brief nudity.
eng: Notification

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When Danish filmmaker Lea Glob first met Apolonia Sokol in 2009, she appeared to be leading a storybook life. The talented Apolonia was born in an underground theatre group in Paris and grew up in an artists’ community, the ultimate bohemian life. In her 20s she studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, one of the most prestigious art academies in Europe. 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, her 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 mesmerising film about art, love, motherhood, sexuality, representation, and how to succeed in a world dominated by patriarchy, capitalism, and war, without losing oneself.


Lea Glob


Sidsel Lønvig Siersted


Lea Glob


Anna Żarnecka-Wójcik


Sidsel Siersted for Danish Documentary Production, in co-production with Małgorzata Staroń for Staron Films


CAT&Docs Catherine Le Clef [email protected] Aleksandra Derewienko [email protected]

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