Meteors

Gürcan Keltek

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 81'
  • Turkey
  • 2017
No attention in the media, no official reports. When the Turkish army embarked on a major operation to defeat the Kurdish PKK in 2015, the only cameras to film the continuing violence belonged to local people. Filmmaker Gürcan Keltek realised that these anonymous live-streams should not be forgotten.
In Meteors, he uses archival footage of restless cities and inhabitants in a wider context; philosophical reflections in which fantasy also starts showing its face. In a dreamy, calm tempo, his black-and-white film changes location for each chapter, from hunters in the mountains to cities that progressively change into ruins under martial law. And then it closes with an exodus of survivors under apocalyptic circumstances: meteorites raining down, animals fighting, an eclipse of the sun. Keltek places the hidden events in Southeast Turkey in a dark poetic context. An intriguing and occasionally delightful mixture of fact and fiction.
Director
Gürcan Keltek
Countries of production
Turkey, Netherlands
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
81'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Meteorlar
Languages
Turkish, Kurdish
Producers
Marc van Goethem, Gürcan Keltek, Burak Çevik, Arda Çiltepe
Production Company
29P Films
Sales
Heretic Outreach
Cinematography
Mustafa Şen, Fırat Gürgen
Editor
Fazilet Onat
Sound Design
Sebastien Teller, Paul Olivier
Cast
vioce of Ebru Ojen