24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
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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|producer:||Gürcan Keltek, Marc Van Goethem|
|photography:||Mustafa Şen, Fırat Gürgen|
|sound:||Marc Van Goethem|