Photography: Mustafa Şen, Fırat Gürgen
Editing: Fazilet Onat
Sound: Marc Van Goethem
Producer, Co-producer: Gürcan Keltek, Marc Van Goethem
Color: Black and white
Language: Turkish, Kurdish

People are transformed from hunters into victims and the city is hit by rockets and meteors on the same day. Through the eyes of actress Ebru Ojen, this strange docu-fiction captures the historical memory of one Kurdish town in eastern Turkey, which is stricken by armed conflict and where martial law throws daily life into a frozen timelessness. The director’s original combination of various cinematic styles with recycled video material joins the film’s many fragments into visually and musically interrelated chapters that mix political commentary with a documentary essay about a disappearing world.

“Our behaviours relate to a certain geographic location and its history. It shapes our memories, how we remember them. What happened back then is a faded memory now, and Meteors is my re-imagining of how we remember everything.” G. Keltek


Gürcan Keltek (1974) studied film at the DEU film school in Turkey. He has directed numerous short films, advertisements and music videos. His feature-length documentary debut Meteors won the prestigious Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award at last year’s 70th Locarno Film Festival. The Ji.hlava IDFF previously showed his films Over Time (2012) and Colony (2015).

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HERETIC OUTREACH / Ioanna Stais / 18, Promitheos street / Athens / Greece / +30 21 0600 5260 / /
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: First Lights
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Awards: Best Feature-Length Documentary Debut
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
29.10.2017DKO I 10:00
27.10.2017Dukla Edison 14:30


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