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.

2017 – The Netherlands, Turkey – 81 minutes – Turkish, Kurdish – Documentary

Original title: Meteorlar

Directed by: Gürcan Keltek
Cinematography by: Mustafa Şen & Fırat Gürgen
Edited by: Fazilet Onat
Producers: Gürcan Keltek, Marc Van Goethem
Co-producers: Arda Çiltepe,  Burak Çevik

Produced by: 29P Films

  • Locarno IFF | Boccalino d’ Oro award / Swatch Art Peace Hotel award
  • Milan FF | Best Film
  • Isreal FF | Best Film
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema de Montreal
  • Bordeaux International Film Festival | Special Mention of the Jury
  • Jihlava IDFF | Best Debut Film
  • Seville European Film Festival
  • Les Écrans Documentaires
  • Bratislava IFF | Best Documentary
  • Bilbao Zinebi FF
  • Porto/Post/Doc | Grand Prix
  • Trieste FF
  • Rotterdam IFF
  • Bari/ screening
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival | Special Jury award
  • Echoes of Ji.hlava IDFF
  • One World Romania International Human Rights & Documentary Festival
  • Hong Kong IFF
  • GEGENKino FF
  • BAFICI | Best Film
  • Fajr International Film Festival
  • Frames of Representation
  • Art of the Real
  • Crossing Europe
  • CineDOC Tbilisi
  • Beldocs | Best Film
  • International Festival of Film and Urbanism “86″
  • Lima Independiente FF
  • Taipei Literature Festival
  • International Film Festival Kino Otok
  • Filmadrid
  • Palma Mallorca
  • Atlantida FF
  • Aegean FF
  • Encuentros Cámara Lúcida
  • DokuFest
  • Festival de cinéma de Douarnenez
  • Festival du cinema subversif du Metz
  • Perugia Social FF
  • Ars Independent FF
  • Inconvenient Films
  • Viennale
  • Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival
  • Tüpisch Türkisch
  • Portland IFF
  • Türskiche Film Tage
  • Turkish FF
  • Message 2 Man IFF
  • CineMigrante IFF

” […] a Shakespearean dimension to a suppressed news story in his native land” The Guardian

“Poetry and philosophy meet political barbarism.” lwlies

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

Transcending fiction and nonfiction to arrive at a political truth somewhere in between, “Meteors” is a transfixing work featuring a cosmic ending not to be missed  Film Society of Lincoln Center

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