Denmark / 2022 / 116'
The talented Apolonia was born in an underground theater group in Paris and grew up in an artists’ community. In her 20s, she studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, one of the most prestigious art academies in Europe. Over the years, the director kept returning to film the charismatic Apolonia and a special bond developed between the two young women. The result is a fascinating portrait, spanning 13 years, of a young woman trying to find her place in the art world. Apolonia is confident in her talent, but her path is not always easy. Life is not a storybook – one of the lessons she learns is that women painters have to make more sacrifices and overcome greater obstacles than their male counterparts do.
Director: Lea Glob
Script: Lea Glob
Photography: Lea Glob
Editing: Andreas Bøggild Monies, Thor Ochsner
Sound: Anna Zarnecka-Wójcik
Music: Jonas Struck
Production: Sidsel Lønvig Siersted
Co-production: Malgorzata Staron
Venus – Naked Female Confessions (2017)
Great Grandad’s Tall Tales – The Cave (2016)
Olmo and the Seagull (2014)
A Meeting With My Father Kasper Højhat/ Mødet med min far Kasper Højhat (2011)
Festivals & Awards:
IDFA – Best International Film, The Netherlands (2023), CPH:DOX – Politiken DOX Award, Denmark (2023), Hong Kong International Film Festival – Firebird Award for the Best Documentary Film, Hong Kong (2023), One World Human Rights Film Festival – Best International Film, Czech Republic (2023), Sofia International Film Festival – Best Documentary Film Award, Bulgaria (2023), Millennium Docs Against Gravity – Chopin’s Nose Award for the Best Documentary Film, Poland (2023), Göteborg International Film Festival – Dragon Award for the Best Nordic Documentary, Sweden (2023), DOCVILLE, Belgium (2023)
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