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.
Piotr Złotorowicz was born on May 22nd, 1982 in Dębno Lubuskie. In 2007 he graduated from the Electrical Engineering Faculty at Szczecin University of Technology with a M.Sc. degree. He began shooting his first amateur films in 2001. In 2006, Piotr entered the Polish National Film School in Łódź to study film directing. His student documentary “Charcoal Burners” (2010) was screened at about 120 international festivals, including DOK Leipzig, and garnered recognition in the form of over 30 prizes and awards. Another of his short films, a fiction titled “Normal People” (2011), premiered at the 51st Krakow Film Festival and was awarded the Silver Tadpole for cinematography at Plus Camerimage 2011.
2010 Charcoal Burners2011 Normal People2012 Spring Summer Fall