Polish Outlooks: At the Movies

Polish Outlooks: At the Movies

What breaks down barriers between people from different cultures?

Astute Radio’s Magda Bond started a conversation about cultural exchange and how this furthers a successful integration of migrants into British society.

She visited an annual Polish Film Festival Kinoteka showcasing some of the classical gems of Polish cinema as well as the most recent productions. This year the Festival hosts Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

Magda spoke to the festival organiser Marlena Lukasiak and to the film critic Kuba Mikurda about the films on offer, Polish cinema and its appeal to British audience as well as the increasing role of female directors within the film landscape.

She also caught up with some of the festival participants to get their opinions on the event.

Comment below, on Facebook and Twitter.

To get your conversation started, email us at interview@astute-radio.com.




Following some of the conversations, Magda got interested in finding out more about the ratio and structure of female characters on screen.

Listen out for her next episode, when she talks to Natalie Wreyford – a PhD student at the King’s College London, Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries – about the Bechdel test, its origins and significance in measuring quality of films.


You may also like:

Polish Outlooks: Just take 2 tablets

Polish Outlooks: On top of the world

Polish Outlooks: Meet Your Eastern European Neighbours




Astute Radio is not-for-profit social enterprise, starting conversations that go beyond stereotypes. Our innovative radio platform strengthens the voices of minority women and girls (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic; Disabled; LGBT etc) who challenge gender and other stereotypes and break the mould. These are women and girls who provide different and often unrepresented perspectives. We use leadership, development and community cohesion strategies to build confidence and connection between all people.  Our conversations explore the research, wisdom and expertise of people discussing real life issues.  You can support our work and make a donation here.


Leave a Reply