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Starbucks City Mug Łódź - Hollyłódź

Łódź is the third-largest city in Poland, located in the central part of the country, approximately 135 kilometres south-west of Warsaw. The city's coat of arms is an example of canting: depicting a boat. It alludes to the city's name which translates literally as "boat." An important industrial centre, the city, has been famous for its textile industry, however, after years of prosperity during the socialist era, the city experienced decline after the fall of communism throughout Central and Eastern Europe. City is famous from the Piotrkowska Street, which remains the high-street and main tourist attraction in the city, runs north to south for a little over 5 kilometres what makes it one of the longest commercial streets in the world. It is the site of most restaurants, bars and cafes in Łódź's city centre, Museum of Modern Arts, which displays a 20th and 21st century art collection, but utmost from being home to The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film.

The Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź is the leading Polish academy for future actors, directors, photographers, camera operators and TV staff. It was founded on 8 March 1948 in Łódź and was initially planned to be moved to Warsaw as soon as the city was rebuilt after its destruction during World War II and the Warsaw Uprising. However, in the end the school remained in Łódź and is one of the most prominent institutions of higher education in the city. The School has three Oscar-winning directors alumni: Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Zbigniew Rybczyński, while alumnus Krzysztof Kieślowski was nominated for an Oscar. Both Polanski and Wajda won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and 1981, respectively, number of world famous cinematographers: Sławomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down), Andrzej Bartkowiak (Devil's Advocate, Speed, Dariusz Wolski (The Martian, Crimson Tide, Pirates of Caribbean), Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar, Spectre, numerous actors famous in Poland and abroad. There is a Łódź Walk of Fame with paved stars at Piotrkowska Street, where all famous alumni have their stars.
The school made Łódź deeply connected to cinema and famous worldwide. Sometimes, people joking call the city "Hollyłódź".

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SantaFox   18 Jan 2016

I think that picture is related to the National Film School


farel86   25 Jan 2016

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