Charcoal Burners (Smolarze)


Directed by: Piotr Zlotorowicz


15 minutes | Unrated



Triple Feature

Friday, April 15, 2011, 7pm - 9pm



Every summer, Marek and Janina work as charcoal burners in the Bieszczady Mountains. Far from civilization, in the heart of the mountains, they live according to the rhythm set by nature. The documentary joins the man and the woman from dawn till dusk, observing the slow passage of time. A visual anthem to the beauty of life. 


[Via IMDb] Piotr Zotorowicz was born 1982 in Dębno Lubuskie, Poland. In 2007 he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Szczecin University of Technology obtaining an MSc degree. In 2001-2006 period he made his first amateur films. In 2006 Piotr began studying film directing at the Polish National Film School in Łødź. Director's filmography: 'Charcoal Burners' (2010), 'Sleuth' (2008), 'Łødź - From Dusk till Dawn' (2008), 'Garsoniera' (2007), 'Chris' (2007), 'Memory Is the Cemetery' (2006), 'Piece of Eternity' (2006), 'Live Through Szczecin' (2005). 

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