Kuba Mikurda

Photography by Max Zieliński

Kuba Mikurda is a Polish, Warsaw-based cinema scholar and filmmaker. He began his career as a film critic, journalist and publisher, subsequently becoming a TV director and presenter for Canal+ Poland. Currently,  he is an Assistant Professor at the Film School in Łódź, where he is primarily responsible for the Essay Film Laboratory.

Mikurda holds degrees in psychology (MA, 2006), philosophy (PhD, 2012), studied film production(2012-13),  while his main areas of scientific inquiry are film theory, psychoanalysis and surrealism.

He published a monograph on the Ljubljana School of Psychoanalysis (Žižek, Dolar, Zupančič) as well as edited and co-edited books on a variety of creators such as Terry Gilliam, Brothers Quay, Guy Maddin, Tsai Ming-liang and Walerian Borowczyk.

In 2018, he made his directorial debut with “Love Express. The Disappearance of Walerian Borowczyk,” a documentary feature co-produced by HBO Europe. The film was awarded the Best Music and Art Documentary Award at the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.