VIDEO: Already top of Netflix's top 10 most-watched series in Poland, many are lauding the authenticity of the series, with original TV footage blended into the film.
Netflix has teamed up with Łódź Film School to offer students workshops in filmmaking.
Unhappy with traditional maps of the imaginary lands, University of Warsaw scientists decided to ‘do something about it for fans’. In addition to containing objects mentioned in all The Witcher books, series, games and comics, there are also many names and geographic objects invented to complete the map.
Inspired by the macabre games in which the characters in the series take part, the organisers behind the Squid Fame tournament say it will be “an unprecedented spectacle, full of emotions, competition, dilemmas and intriguing intellectual, dexterity and sports puzzles.”
From Lord of the Ring-esque forests and a cider-making farmhouse to a Bond-like super hotel and the splendour of the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland has them all.
VIDEO: Entitled ‘EXIT’, the film which has eight possible endings allows viewers to interact with the narrative, influence the events that unfold as well as the fate of the main character played by Herbert Młynarczyk who is being pursued by an ominous skulled creature with antlers.
VIDEO: ‘Operation Hyacinth’ is named after the police operation of the same name which was conducted by the Communist Citizen’s Militia (MO) between 1985-87 and led to information being collected on around 11,000 gay men and a record of their sexuality being kept on police record.
The addition of original games based on popular content will offer Netflix subscribers something that they aren’t receiving elsewhere and could be the key to continued growth of the service.
As filming commences on Wielka Woda, a six-part miniseries based around the floods that rocked the city in 1997, join us for a look back at the catastrophe that acted as the city’s modern ‘coming of age’.
The lead roles have all been taken by actresses who are relative newcomers, and while Polish fans may recognize a few of the recurring characters, the show has become a hit for the quality of performances and content, rather than star power.