The astrologic and Gürcan Keltek's Meteors, this poetic documentary finds a deeply painful but also awesome connection between a cosmic phenomenon and a nation's internal bloodshed: the occurrence in 2015 of a meteor shower over Turkey at a time of martial law and violent repression of the Kurds. In beautifully grainy video, the luminous streaks across the night sky rhyme with and contrast against the gunfire and smoke of the government action. Cell phones record the bullet scars on the buildings, virtual evidence of material tragedy. (Daniel Kasman, MUBI)

Director's Biography
Gürcan Keltek
Born in İzmir, Turkey, in 1973, Gürcan Keltek studied film at Dokuz Eylül University before directing several documentary shorts including “Overtime” (2012), selected for Visions Du Réel and DOK Leipzig. His medium-format film “Colony” (2015) was screened at FIDMarseille and earned him the Best Balkan Newcomer Award at Dokufest. His first feature doc “Meteors” (2017) premiered at the Locarno Festival.

Film Selection: Meteorlar (Meteors, doc, 2017) — Koloni (Colony, medium length doc, 2015) — Overtime (doc short, 2012)
Competition Documentary 2018
Gürcan Keltek
Netherlands / Turkey 2017
black & white
84 minutes
Kurdish / Turkish
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Gürcan Keltek
Cinematography Mustafa Şen, Fırat Gürgen
Editing Fazilet Onat
Producer(s) Gürcan Keltek, Marc Van Goethem, Arda Çiltepe, Burak Çevik
29P Films
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere