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Apolonia, Apolonia

By Lea Glob
Sunday 13.08.23

Over the course of 13 years, documentary filmmaker Lea Glob has filmed the French artist Apolonia Sokol. Throughout these years Glob's fascination grew more and more, and so did their friendship. An intimate and personal film that explores the meaning and value of art, love, motherhood, sexuality, as well as the challenges of living in a patriarchal and capitalist society.

About the film

The film follows Apolonia from the time she's a young bohemian accepted to Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, which is one of the most prestigious art academies in Europe, until she 13 years later tries to establish herself in an art world filled with middle aged men. The Danish filmmaker Lea Glob develops a close bond and friendship with the talented artist, giving the film an even more intimate look into their lives.

The film won the best film award in the International Competition section at IDFA, which is one of the most important documentary film festivals in the world. It was also nominated as the best documentary at CPH:DOX and the film festival in Gothenburg.

About the filmmaker

Lea Glob (b. 1982) is a Danish film director and cinematographer. She's a graduate from the documentary program at the Danish Film School, and has won many awards for her films, such as Olmo and the Seagull, co-directed with Petra Costa, which won several awards at CPH:DOX and Locarno.

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