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.
- Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award - Locarno Festival
- Best Film (International Competition) - Porto/Post/Doc
- Gürcan Keltek
- 29P FILMS
- HERETIC OUTREACH
An unconventional but quite impactful process by a director that seems ready to push boundaries even further.
A stratified journey through the thunderstorm of History and War, full of cosmic and existentialist obsessions.
.. 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..
The ancestral force of the landscape, the resistance and sacrifice of humanity under threat..The most powerful debut in Turkish cinema in recent years.
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.
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.