It is believed that the works of Wislawa Szymborska are inspiration for some films by Polish Filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowksi. Notably the poem "Love at first sight", which may have served as the inspiration for the storyline of Kieslowski's final film: "Trois couleurs: Rouge"; (Three colours: Red) (1994).

And her poem Seance, may have influenced Kieslowski on the subjects of Fate and chance meetings.