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    Ayla - The Daughter of War

    Directed by Can Ulkay
    Turkey | 124 minutes | Awards Buzz

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    Ayla - The Daughter of War

    Directed by Can Ulkay
    Turkey | 124 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • View Trailer

    Ayla - The Daughter of War

    Directed by Can Ulkay
    Turkey | 124 minutes | Awards Buzz

  • View Trailer

    Ayla - The Daughter of War

    Directed by Can Ulkay
    Turkey | 124 minutes | Awards Buzz

This polished exploration of family, sacrifice, and love tells the heartwarming true story of a young Turkish soldier who takes in a stranded five-year-old discovered on the battlefields of the Korean War.

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January 8, 2018 3:45 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 9, 2018 7:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 11, 2018 10:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 15, 2018 12:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

It’s the 1950s and Turkey has sent a brigade to Korea to support the United Nations Command for military aid. Sargeant Suleyman, a young Turkish soldier, and his band of friends are among those selected to fight.

One night on the battlefield, Suleyman stumbles across a stranded five-year-old, and, moved by the child’s helplessness, he brings her back to the army base. He nicknames her Ayla, meaning “halo of light around the moon” to commemorate the night he found her. The adorable Ayla (played by scene-stealing Kim Seol) brings much needed laughter and life to the Turkish brigade as she and Suleyman form an intimate bond that is put to the test as the war comes to an end.

Based on the amazing true story of Süleyman Dilbirliği and Kim Eun-ja, this charming and heartwarming debut film by Turkish director Can Ulkay is an emotional and beautiful drama, a polished exploration of family, sacrifice, and love.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film details

Original Language Title: Ayla
Country: Turkey
Year: 2017
Running Time: 124 minutes
Language: Turkish, English and Korean
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Audience Award, Asian World Film Festival; Best Editing, Cape Town International Film Market and Festival
Director: Can Ulkay
Producers: Mustafa Uslu
Principal Cast: İsmail Hacıoğlu, Kim Seol, Çetin Tekindor, Ali Atay, Murat Yıldırım, Eric Roberts
Cinematographers: Jean Paul Seresin
Editor: Mustafa Presheva
Music: Fahir Atakoglu
Screenwriter: Yiğit Güralp
Website: http://aylafilmi.com/

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