Archive of films Imago / Imago

Poland / Netherlands / Czech Republic
2023, 113 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2023


It is 1987 and the wind of change will soon also be sweeping across communist Poland. Ela is a young woman seeking refuge from the insipidness of a life hallowed by the regime, mixing with artists on the alternative scene, singing in clubs with her post-punk band, and attending alcohol-fuelled parties… In her second film director Olga Chajdas summons up vital energy to invigorate the music scene of the Baltic Tricity and, aided by the charismatic actress and co-scripter Lena Góra, she offers the viewer a vivid portrait of a multilayered character – an inspirational artist forever enveloped in cigarette smoke, a woman struggling with her inner demons, yet also a fragile creature yearning for motherly love.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Olga Chajdas

Olga Chajdas (1983, Poznań). Selected filmography: Nina (2018), Erotica 2022 (2020, co-dir.), Imago (2023).


Apple Film Production
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Tel: +48 228 518 440
E-mail: [email protected]

Publicity contact

Marijana Harder
Tel: +491 777 942 871
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Olga Chajdas
Screenplay: Lena Góra, Olga Chajdas
Dir. of Photography: Tomasz Naumiuk
Music: Smolik
Sound: Jan Schermer, Ivan Horák
Editor: Pavel Hrdlička
Art Director: Anna Anosowicz
Producer: Izabela Wójcik, Violetta Kamińska, Dariusz Jabłoński
Production: Apple Film Production
Coproduction: Topkapi Films, Moloko Film
Cast: Lena Góra, Bogusława Schubert, Wojciech Brzeziński, Mateusz Więcławek, Wacław Warchoł, Łukasz Orbitowski, Justyna Wasilewska
Contact: Apple Film Production, Marijana Harder


Olga Chajdas

Film Director

Lena Góra


Violetta Kaminska


Bogusława Schubert-Massoc


Izabela Wojcik


Miloš Lochman


Dariusz Jablonski


Grzegorz Olkowski


Karel Chvojka


Andrzej Smolik

Music Composer

Jan Schermer

Sound Designer


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