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Michał Oleszczyk

Michał Oleszczyk – born in 1982, doctor of film studies, Assistant Professor of the University of Warsaw‘s faculty of Artes Liberales. Film critic and translator, his reviews are published in Poland and the United States in periodicals like “Kino”, “Dwutygodnik" and “RogerEbert.com”. Laureate of Krzysztof Metrak’s award and holder of a “Polityka“ monthly scholarship. In 2011-2013, he was the programmer and spokesperson of OffPlus Camera festival, whose first edition in 2008 he managed as the art director. In 2013-2016, he was the art director of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Author of Gorycz wygnania: Kino Terence'a Daviesa and coauthor (with Kuba Mikurda) of Kino wykolejone, a book-long interview with Guy Maddin. He writes a blog “Ostatni fotel po prawej stronie“, that was awarded as the best culture-related blog in Onet’s Blog of the Year contest in 2010. He has also received an award from the Polish Film Institute award in the “Film Criticism“ category. Member of the International Federation of Film Critics and the critics' section of the Polish Filmmakers' Association. In 2012-2015 he actively participated in Polish Filmmakers NYC, promoting Polish movies in New York. Defended his master’s thesis in Film Studies in 2006 (it was a formal and thematic analysis of Terrence Davies‘ The Long Day's Dying). He defended his doctoral dissertation devoted to Pauline Kael’s film criticism in 2012.