Introduced by Akil Öktem, consul general of Turkey; and Kim Hyung Gil, consul general of the Republic of Korea

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sgt. Süleyman (Ismail Hacioglu) stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl. He risks his life to save her by smuggling her onto his Army base, where they form an inseparable bond. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, he names her Ayla.

Ayla brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade. But as the war comes to a close, Sgt. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and he does everything within his power to take her home with him. Based on a true story, Ayla: The Daughter of War is a powerful film featuring an international cast.

• Read a review of the film in the Hollywood Reporter.

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Can Ulkay
Korean, Turkish, and Chinese with English subtitles
Running Time
125 minutes
Digital, Color