On the Way to School

On the Way to School (Turkish: İki Dil Bir Bavul) is a 2008 Turkish documentary film directed by Orhan Eskiköy and Özgür Doğan. It has attracted 78,000 people in eight weeks, an impressive showing for a documentary.

On the Way to School
OnTheWayToSchoolFilmPoster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byOrhan Eskiköy
Özgür Doğan
Written byOrhan Eskiköy
Özgür Doğan
Produced byOrhan Eskiköy
Özgür Doğan
CinematographyOrhan Eskiköy
Edited byThomas Balkenhol
Production
company
Distributed byTiglon Film
Release dates
  • November 25, 2008 (2008-11-25) (IDFA Festival)
  • October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) (Turkey)
CountryTurkey
LanguageTurkish
Budget€209,000 (estimated)
Box office$399,581

The film is an openhearted account of a young Turkish teacher during a school year in a Kurdish village in southeastern Turkey.

ProductionEdit

Film production began in September 2007 and was completed in June 2008.[1]

ReleaseEdit

General releaseEdit

The film opened in 22 screens across Turkey on October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23) at number five in the Turkish box office chart with an opening weekend gross of $60,387.[2]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

The film debuted number five in the Turkish box office chart and has made a total gross of $399,581.[2]

AwardsEdit

LocationsEdit

The film was photographed mostly in Demirci village which is in Şanlıurfa, Turkey.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Açılımdan nemalanmadık!". Yeni Şafak. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Iki Dil Bir Bavul". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  3. ^ "Two Turkish movies win at Abu Dhabi fest". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2010-02-24.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "'Köprüdekiler' receives best movie award at Ankara Film Festival". Today's Zaman. Archived from the original on 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  5. ^ "Winners presented with awards at Ankara Film Festival". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  6. ^ "Filming locations for On the Way to School". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-02-18.

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