Colony

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    Colony

    Koloni

    Directed by

    Netherlands, Turkey

    2015

    50 min

    • English
    • Greek
    • Turkish

    Documentary, Experimental, Short

    The sun rises at the Beşparmak Mountains. The autonomous Missing Persons Committee is conducting excavations at these mountains along with scientists and undercover witnesses. Skeletons will be exhumed and delivered to the families. The ghosts of unopened mass graves wander in evacuated villages, valleys.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    (Voice) Yannis Illıadis
    Screenplay
    Gürcan Keltek
    Cinematography
    Murat Tuncel
    Editing
    Fırat Gürgen
    Music
    P.J. Philipson
    Production
    29P FILMS

    Press

    Keltek maps his investigation into the collective traumas stemming from the 1974 invasion through geographical denominators that are both broad and specific, as if to capture the dual methods of locating and exhuming skeletal remains. In Colony, the landscape fizzes with an electrical charge

    KINO Magazine, Michael Pattison

    Gürcan Keltek

    Gürcan Keltek

    Turkey

    There are no limits in documentary filmmaking, and when you try to describe them, they just expand.

    Born in İzmir, Gürcan Keltek studied film at Dokuz Eylül University before directing several shorts including OVERTIME (2012), selected at Visions Du Réel and DOK Leipzig. His medium-format film, COLONY (2015), was screened at FIDMarseille. METEORLAR (2017), his first feature film, premiered at Locarno Film Festival where it won Swatch Art Peace Hotel First Feature Film Award and Cinelab Award. GULYABANI (2018) premiered in Signs of Life section at Locarno Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography