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Gürcan Keltek – Meteorlar #Locarno70

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The most powerful debut in Turkish cinema in recent years

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11 min. and 4 sec.

PODCAST | Zoe Meng Jiang interviews Gürcan Keltek, director of the film Meteorlar.

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Director Gürcan Keltek was born in İzmir, Turkey, in 1973. He studied film at Dokuz Eylül University before directing several shorts. Meteorlar is his first feature film. In this interview Gürcan talks about how he come up with the idea of conjuring up poetic images of wild goats hunting, war and meteorites.

Meteorlar: 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.

For the official page of the film on the festival website, click here.


  • Reporter
    Zoe Meng Jiang
  • Guest
    Gürcan Keltek
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