Apolonia, Apolonia

Apolonia, Apolonia

Lea Glob / 2022 / 116 min. / Denmark, Poland, France

Prompted by a film school exercise, Danish filmmaker Lea Glob first meets French painter Apolonia Sokol in 2009. She continues to film Apolonia off and on for thirteen years as the young artist makes her voyage into the art world from the Parisian theater in which she was raised to her studies at the prestigious Beaux-Arts de Paris and onto eventual fame. Along the way, Lea and Apolonia reflect on each others’ paths as they navigate their way through art, love, and motherhood under the yoke of patriarchy, resulting in an intimate and mesmerizing dual documentary portrait.

  • “Critic's Pick! A wide-ranging documentary about life itself... Beguiling.”

    — Alissa Wilkinson, The New York Times
  • "A keen reflection on creativity, motherhood, and friendship."

    — Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "Layered and substantial... an impressively idiosyncratic, far-reaching work."

    — Guy Lodge, Variety
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