Apolonia, Apolonia: Watch it at VIFF 2023

Coming up at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival is Apolonia, Apolonia. Read more about VIFF 2023 and the film below!



The 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival is returning from Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 8. VIFF has become one of Vancouver’s most beloved film festivals over its many years. This year’s festival showcases over 140 films, 100 shorts, VIFF Live performances, Talks and special events!


InFocus Film School has partnered with VIFF to showcase Apolonia, Apolonia, one of many fantastic films screening this year. Directed by Lea Glob, Apolonia, Apolonia follows French painter Apolonia Sokol over the course of 13 years. It explores her journey as a modern-day artist and the struggles she faces living in a patriarchal and capitalist art world.





Apolonia Sokol, a captivating and multi-talented artist, takes center stage in the documentary Apolonia, Apolonia, directed by Lea Glob. This remarkable film chronicles her extraordinary life and artistic journey over the course of 13 years, offering a profound exploration of her unique world and creative struggles.


Born into a world of artistry and intellect, Apolonia Sokol is the daughter of accomplished actor parents, immersing her in an environment surrounded by poets, artists, and intellectuals. She calls a vast Parisian building home, sharing space with an experimental theater company. In addition to her artistic endeavors, Apolonia hosts plays, dinner parties for the bohemian crowd, and generously opens her humble abode to exiled Ukrainian feminist activists.



What sets Apolonia apart is her magnetic charm and the ease with which she transitions between languages, effortlessly conversing in French, English, Danish, and Polish. Beyond her social prowess, Apolonia is also a highly talented artist, known for her singular vision and unwavering determination.



Lea Glob’s Apolonia, Apolonia delves deep into the life of this young French painter, capturing her intense struggles to navigate the patriarchal and capitalist art world. The documentary is a testament to Apolonia’s resilience, creativity, and determination. It not only celebrates her charisma but also serves as a remarkable document of the profound friendship and creative synergy between the filmmaker, Lea Glob, and her subject, Apolonia Sokol.





Celebrated filmmaker Lea Glob, hailing from Mariager, Denmark, has consistently made waves in the world of documentary cinema. Her impressive career includes remarkable collaborations and accolades, establishing her as a prominent figure in the industry. Lea Glob embarks on a new chapter in her career with her new documentary Apolonia, Apolonia, marking her first documentary feature as a solo director. As the world eagerly anticipates this latest cinematic offering, Lea Glob’s outstanding talent and storytelling prowess are set to captivate audiences once again.





You can see Apolonia, Apolonia at this year’s VIFF festival, screening on Thursday, September 28 at 8:45 pm and Sunday, October 01 at 3:45 pm! Get your tickets here.



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