Robert Müller

Charcoal burning nights

Documentary, HD, 92 min, 2017

In his heavy rubber boots, Fränz Röösli climbs the four-metre-high charcoal pile and pokes holes in the “grind”, as he calls the dome of his pile. White smoke billows out, swirls around the charcoal burner according to the whims of the wind and disappears into the black night over the Lucerne Entlebuch. The documentary takes us into the archaic world of charcoal burners in a calm and visually powerful way.