Solaris Mon Amour
Kuba Mikurda is a director and a film scholar. His documentaries have been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Kuba’s 2018 debut film, LOVE EXPRESS: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WALERIAN BOROWCZYK, produced for HBO, won the Chopin’s Nose award for the best documentary about music or art at the 15th Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival. His second film, ESCAPE OF THE SILVER GLOBE, about the turbulent history of the Andrzej Żuławski film On the Silver Globe, received numerous awards and was one of the most talked-about films of 2021 in Poland.
His latest project, SOLARIS MON AMOUR, is an extraordinary found footage documentary inspired by Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” and was enthusiastically received and has acquired cult status among Polish film buffs. A trance-like, personal story about loss, mourning & memory. The film consists of excerpts from 70 films produced by the Educational Film Studio in Lodz in the 1960s and the first radio adaptations of “Solaris”.
Kuba has travelled a unique path, from acclaimed film critic to creator of award-winning documentaries. He didn’t graduate from film school; he studied psychology and philosophy and is a self-taught filmmaker. Kuba has worked at Canal+ Polska and now teaches at the National Film School in Łódź.