to the movies in Krakow
Krakow can boast five brand-new
multiplexes plus dozen or so playhouses with one to three theaters.
Also, there is an IMAX cinema.
The cinematic screens of the
Krakow are mostly taken up by the Hollywood output. American film
exports reach Krakow roughly on their release in the rest of Europe or
weeks later at the utmost. Though domestic productions seem
outnumbered by far, in the box-office terms some Polish blockbusters managed to out-gross the Hollywood competition
easily. And the best European movies complement the plate.
Foreign movies are usually
showed in their original language with the Polish subtitles but
dubbing happens, notably in the case of pictures for children or
Since 1961 Krakow has been the
scene of a major international festival of short film late in May.
Another major film festival, Off Camera International Independent
Cinema Festival, has been launched in Krakow in 2008 to take place now
yearly in mid April. There is also a number of minor cinematic
festivals every year, such as 'Etiuda&Anima' for students
of filming schools in November.
location in Krakow
Being a spectacular city Krakow
is popular with filmmakers, both Polish and foreign, who often find
here their ideal scenery. Yet to date the most famous movie ever shot
in Krakow remains Steven Spielberg’s ‘Schindler’s List’
showered with seven Oscars in the 1993 round of the Academy Awards.
Special sightseeing tours are organized to locations where the picture
was shot but just visiting
museum seems a pretty better deal.
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