Kraków’s cinematic life
Kraków is often described as a perfect film setting. Over the centuries, the city has withstood the ravages of war, occupation and social experiments, none of which have come close to destroying its unique architecture or enchanting atmosphere. All this makes Kraków hugely popular with visitors, including filmmakers. And it was the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre which hosted Poland’s first ever screening using the brothers’ Lumière cinematograph. It all started right here, in Kraków!
As you wander around the city, you can view it through a camera lens by recalling scenes and protagonists from favourite films, spotting sites representing past eras or finding traces of filmmakers who once lived and made their films here.