Agnieszka Magdalena Korycka (1991) – translator and director, graduated with honors from Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw, where she has obtained diplomas in the fields of Cultural Studies and Russian Philology. Her main interests focus on scientific problems of artistic translation, as well as Russian cinematography – especially “auteur cinema” and philosophy of Alexander Sokurov’s work.
Between 2011 and 2013 she has been participating in multiple projects within “Academia in Public Discourse”, an international programme devoted to developing a platform of international dialogue and understanding. Also, she has taken part in series of debates and conferences in Poland and Russia. In 2013 she received a scholarship and studied in Moscow. She has been awarded several times as the best student in national competitions: the Polish Student Nobel and Primus Inter Pares. She is also a holder of Prime Minister’s and the University of Warsaw Rector’s scholarships.
From the beginning of her studies she has sought to combine her two passions, i.e. Russian cinema (broadly understood) as well as film directing and screenwriting. She is the founder Swallow Art Film group, author of short and medium-length films (presented at national film festivals) and the winner in the best screenplay contest, as well as in poetry contest devoted to the memory of Fr. Jan Twardowski.
In her free time, she enjoys ballroom dancing.