Ayla: The Daughter of War

Biography / Drama / History / War

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Ayla: The Daughter of War. The Movie is a heartwarming historical drama that tells the true story of a Turkish soldier, Sergeant Süleyman, and a young Korean girl named Ayla. Their bond, formed during the chaos of the Korean War, transcends time and distance, capturing the hearts of millions. Directed by Can Ulkay, the film showcases the powerful human connections that can emerge even in the darkest of times.

The Korean War and a Chance Encounter

Between 1950 and 1953, the Korean Peninsula endured one of its deadliest conflicts. Amidst this turmoil, the Turkish Brigade was dispatched to support South Korea. It was during a fierce night battle that Sergeant Süleyman discovered the girl, who had lost her family to the war. He named her Ayla, meaning “Halo,” as her face shone under the moonlight when he found her.

Poster of the film 'Ayla: The Daughter of War' depicting their incredible story

Awards and Recognition

“Ayla: The Daughter of War” has won several awards, including the Best Foreign Film and Best of Fest. Awards at the 2018 Sedona International Film Festival. It was also Turkey’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards, although it did not secure a nomination​ (Wikipedia)​​ (The Diplomatic Society)​.

DirectorCan Ulkay
ProducerMustafa Uslu
ScreenwriterYiğit Güralp
ProductionCoDijital Sanatlar Production, Digital Yapım Evi
GenreHistory, Drama, War
Runtime2h 5m

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  • English subtitles
  • English and Arabic subtitles
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