Ayla: The Daughter Of War

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl. Risking his own life to save her he smuggles her into his Army base where Ayla brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade. As the war comes to a close Süleyman is forced to leave Ayla behind but never loses hope of one day reuniting with her

directed by: Can Ulkay
written by: Yigit Güralp
cast:  Çetin TekindorIsmail HaciogluKyung-jin Lee
genre: war/drama/action/history
production: Turkey
language: korean/english/turkish/chinese

Sales Points:

  • box office hit in Turkey
  • best of Fest @ Palm Springs IFF
  • Turkish Oscar® entry


  • Palm Springs International Film Festival – Official Selection – Best of the Fest
  • Cape Town international Film Market – Best Edit Award
  • Heartland International Film Festival – Official Selection
  • Opening Night Film at Asian World Film Festival – Audience Award
  • Opening Night Film at Hollywood Paramount Turkish Film Festival
  • Sedona International Film Festival: Director’s Choice Award – Best Foreign Film
  • Richmond International Film Festival
  • Worldfest Houston