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Kurdish, Turkish

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Romanian, English

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Meteorlar

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22 March, 20:30, Cinemateca Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Gürcan Keltek

24 March, 11:00, Cinemateca Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului Gürcan Keltek

synopsis

Through a fragmented narrative which borders on the experimental genre, Gürcan Keltek’s debut feature departs from the conventions of political documentary to straddle the blurred boundary between documentary and fiction. Part landscape film and contemplative exercise, and part issue-driven historical record, Meteors brings together original material and found footage to tell the story of a traumatic episode which occurred around 2015 in the life of Turkey’s Kurdish minority - a major military curfew reimagined by the filmmaker as the reason for a divine intervention in the form of a meteor shower. And while stubbornly challenging our ingrained habits as consumers of documentary by mixing, in gorgeously grainy video, a context of political repression and a cosmic phenomenon, Keltek’s film testifies to the boldness and vibrancy of today’s documentary cinema.

awards and festivals

2017: Locarno IFF - Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award

2017: Milano FF

2017: Jihlava IDFF 

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