[film camera]Poland goes to Hollywood

Poles have firmly established their places within the international film community:

  • Did you know that The Matrix is based on stories by Stanislaw Lem, a Polish science-fiction writer? Find out more about Stanislaw Lem's stories >>

  • Did you know that The Pianist is based on the autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish musician?

  • Did you know that Enigma is a fictional account of the work of Polish, French and British scientists who broke the German enigma code during the Second World War?

  • There is also a Franco/Polish Festival each summer at Bletchley park (www.bletchleypark.org.uk) to commemorate the Polish, French and British contributions to breaking the Enigma machine code.

  • Did you know that Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg was based on a true story that happened in Poland and the film was shot in Kraków, Poland?

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