Every day, we learn and benefit from the experiences of people who are active in different environments, who often see the world differently than we do. The need for discussion, curiosity about our fellow man and a respect for diversity have always been a part of our firm’s DNA. That is the reason we launch a new discussion series, titled “WKB – Wiedza, Kultura, Biznes” (eng. “WKB – Wisdom, Culture, Business”), during which we will be talking with a number of luminaries, interesting personalities and recognized experts in the fields of culture, art, business and science. We hope that these discussions will inspire you, show the world around us from a different perspective, and occasionally simply be a respite from the day-to-day routine.

We launch the series with a discussion with an outstanding figure in the world of culture – Agnieszka Holland, a three-time Oscar-nominated director, who became the President of the European Film Academy in December 2020. Over the course of her career, Agnieszka Holland has used her films and series to comment on the most important issues that modern society faces in a changing world. She has worked both in Poland and abroad, directing films such as “Europa, Europa” and “Angry Harvest”, and has co-directed a number of series, including “House of Cards”, “Treme” and “The Killing”. “Charlatan”, her most recent film, is also the Czech submission for the 2021 Oscars. Dividing her time between the USA, France and Poland, she looks at the world from a wide perspective and is an active participant in public debate.

In her discussion with Agnieszka Wiercińska-Krużewska and Aleksander Stawicki – partners at WKB – Agnieszka Holland describes the challenges facing the global film community during the coronavirus pandemic, the role of European cinema and whether streaming platforms will replace movie theatres. The participants also discuss luminaries, the meaning of cultural education and the role of the artist in the modern world. As a female director, Agnieszka Holland gives her thoughts on the changing role of women in public life, from the perspective of working in international environments.

With great pleasure, we invite you to watch and listen to our discussion.