They come at night. Everyone steps out of their homes. They light torches and remember those who have walked these streets before them. In the next few hours, the city is on lockdown and an eclipse appears. At night, meteors start to fall. Blending documentary filmmaking and political commentary, and connecting the earthly to the cosmos, METEORS is a film about memory and disappearance – of people, places and things.
The feature film debut of Gürcan Keltek, METEORS had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival where it won the Art Peace Hotel Award for first feature film and the Boccalino d’Oro Swiss Critics’ Award. Victor Fraga of Dirty Movies called it “an exquisite black and white film fusing documentary-making, lyricism and experimentalism.”
DIRECTED BY GÜRCAN KELTEK
NETHERLANDS | 2017 | KURDISH, TURKISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES