STARY / THE OLD (Poland 2023, 73 minutes)

A one-of-a-kind portrayal of the 240-year-old National Stary Theatre in Krakow, Poland. The camera follows the halls inside the building and discovers the secrets hiding in its walls. It takes us to places behind the curtains, inaccessible for the audience on a regular day, and stumbles upon the people of the theatre, both real and legendary. It is also a film about the individuals who have stood behind the fame and reputation of this place since its foundation. Stories of success are intertwined with painful memories and anecdotes, which embellish the entire picture. However, these are not just dusty stories about the past, but thought-provokingreflections on social and moral changes throughout the years.The authors won an Oscar nomination for their short documentary ‘Our Curse’.



Written and directed by Magda Hueckel & Tomasz Śliwiński

Cinematography: Marek Gajczak

Editing: Aleksandra Idzikowska, Tomasz Śliwiński

Production design: Magda Hueckel

Animation: Daria Godyń, Anna Skoczeń


Sound: Michał Korzeniowski

Sound design: Agnieszka Obszańska

Produced by Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Krakow


Poster by Magda Hueckel



Krakow Film Festival, 03.06.2023