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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.

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A tender observation of a couple of charcoal burner’s daily life, like a fairytale from a lost world –but without the happy end of wealth and happines.

“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.” – Parnu Film Festival Programmer


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Previous screenings

Beginning: St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films
1 Oct – 6 Oct | St Petersburg, Russia
4 Mar – 6 Mar | Taos, United States
16 Aug – 18 Aug | Fattizze, Italy
24 Feb – 26 Feb | Cambridge, United Kingdom
Magma: International Short Film Festival
29 Nov – 1 Dec | Acireale, Italy

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 24 Mar 2011