Meteors

Directed by Gürcan Keltek
Heretic Outreach
2017
81 Minutes
Netherlands, Turkey
Turkish, Kurdish
Documentary, Drama
Not Rated
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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.

  • Highest Rating
    "The trauma of a state crackdown on one village finds celestial expression in this poetic film by Turkish director Gürcan Keltek."
    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
  • Highest Rating
    "How do you mix deadly politics with the wonders of nature? In Meteors, documentarist Gurcan Keltek combines a mostly unknown and obscure – yet no less tragic – political event that took place three years ago in Anatolia with a succession of superb natural phenomena. The outcome is an exquisite black and white film fusing documentary-making, lyricism and experimentalism."
    Victor Fraga, Dirty Movies
  • Highest Rating
    "Fireballs irradiate the dark sky, as Ojen engages in a philosophical enquiry, giving a whole new dimension to the film."
    Thomas Nguyen, Little White Lies
  • Highest Rating
    "Meteors goes beyond the boundaries of the documentary genre, intensifying the political commentary and concluding with a philosophical and almost supernatural questioning of existence judged by “the eyes and ears of forgotten gods”. An unconventional but quite impactful process by a director that seems ready to push boundaries even further."
    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

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