Meteors

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    Meteors

    Meteorlar

    Directed by

    Netherlands, Turkey

    2017

    84 min

    • Kurdish
    • Turkish

    Fiction

    They come at night and everybody steps out. They light torches and remember those who have walked these streets before them. In the coming hours, the city wil be on lockdown: an eclipse appears and meteors start to fall.

    Awards

    • Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award - Locarno Festival
    • Best Film (International Competition) - Porto/Post/Doc

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Gürcan Keltek
    Production
    29P FILMS
    Sales
    HERETIC OUTREACH

    Press

    An unconventional but quite impactful process by a director that seems ready to push boundaries even further.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    A stratified journey through the thunderstorm of History and War, full of cosmic and existentialist obsessions.

    Nicola Settis, Quinlan

    .. with harmonised superb black-and-white shots, Gürcan Keltek navigates between documentary and fiction and comes up with the idea of ​​a supernatural intervention punishing human stupidity..

    Manouk Borzakian, Libération

    The ancestral force of the landscape, the resistance and sacrifice of humanity under threat..The most powerful debut in Turkish cinema in recent years.

    Lorenzo Esposito, Locarno Festival

    Meteors manages to conceive a unique structure from the established ingredients, a documentary living a second life or afterlife as a fiction film, yet preserving the same amount of impact in both incarnations.

    Martin Kudlac, Screenanarchy

    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