Maggie Olkuska, DFF
Director of Photography

"Apolonia, Apolonia"

Feature Documentary, 1h 55min

Denmark, Poland, France 2022 

Directed by Lea Glob

Production company Danish Documentary Production, DK

Co-production Staron Film, Poland

Produced by Sidsel Lønvig Siersted, Malgorzata Staron

"The talented Apolonia grows up seeking her place in the art world while grappling with the agonies and joys of womanhood and relationships in a world dominated by patriarchy, capitalism, and war."


Apolonia, Apolonia won the main prize at IDFA in Amsterdam, the world's most important documentary film festival. It was also voted best documentary at CPH:DOX and the film festival in Gothenburg (2023), Hong Kong International Film Festival (2023) and many others. The film won "Robert" awarded by the Danish Film Academy as best documentary of the year, and it is nominated for the best Documentary at Polish main film awards: "Orly" 2024. 

IDFA JURY 2022: 

“This film has characters who breathe life and take us on a journey, opening us up to the worlds of culture and art, of business and politics, of the mechanics of a success story. It is infused with love.”


 The film is Shortlisted for OSCARS 2024, among 15 other international documentaries.

Oscars Press Release 2024

Polish film Institute: News

Danish Film Institute: News



Director Lea Glob

Written by Lea Glob, Andreas Bøggild Monies

Producer Sidsel Lønvig Siersted, Malgorzata Staron, Sigrid Dyekjær

Director of Photography Lea Glob

Supplementary Cinematography: Maggie Olkuska, DFF & Magda Bojdo

Editor Andreas Bøggild Monies, Thor Ochsner

Sound Anna Zarnecka-Wójcik

Composer Jonas Struck

Full crew list: IMDB 

Photo Credit: Lea Glob, IDFA Press Photos, PISF Press, DFI Press

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