"Nazi Germany cared more for Culture than the current Polish government"
"In countries with a long and rich capitalist tradition in which culture functioned, people turned up whose imaginations were bigger than the petty strategies of petty street vendors. These people actually managed to realize that ambitious art was something that could also turn a profit, and that there was sufficient market demand for bold works. In Poland, this is all ahead of us - I hope." says famous director Krystian Lupa in this interview about the current ideas regarding cultural policy in Poland.
MS: In the commentary about politicians from the Civic Platform with regard to their projects to reform the public media or financing of culture, there seems to be a lot of dissapointment. Agnieszka Holland wrote an open letter criticizing this notion that Culture is the best area for budget cuts and achieving savings. Would Polish culture survive without government funding?