Going to the movies in Krakow
can boast five 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 a couple of 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 meant for teenage audience, and it's common for cartoons
and other children films.
Krakow film festivals
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 - recently called
PKO Off Camera Festival - has been launched
in Krakow in 2008 to take place now yearly in early May. There is
also a number of minor cinematic festivals every year, such as 'Etiuda&Anima'
for students of filming schools in November.
On 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.