Charcoal Burners

Director: Piotr Złotorowicz

written & directed by Piotr Złotorowicz director of photography Malte Rosenfeld sound by Ewa Bogusz edited by Barbara Snarska synchronic effects by Wiesław Nowak artistic supervision by Mirosław Dembiński, Maciej Drygas production manager Joanna Malicka produced by PWSFTviT co-financed by The Polish Film Institute
Poland 2010

Every summer, Marek and Janina work as charcoal burners in the Bieszczady Mountains. Far from civilisation, in the heart of the mountains, they live according to the rhythm set by nature. We accompany the characters from dawn till dusk, observing the slow passage of time. The whole creates a story about people who chose a simple life.


Piotr Złotorowicz
Born in 1982. Graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Szczecin University of Technology. In 2006 he began studying film directing at the Polish National Film School in Łódź.


Filmography (selected)
2007: Chrisu / Chris; Garsoniera, 2009: Pierwszy znak, 2010: Ludzie normalni; Smolarze / Charcoal Burners