Turkish Film Festival: Ayla: The Daughter of War
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A Korean orphan is adopted by a Turkish soldier during the war.
Introduced by Mr. Akil Öktem, Consul General of Turkey, and Mr. Kim Hyung Gil, Consul General of the Republic of Korea
In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman (Ismail Hacioglu) stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl. Süleyman risks his own 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, Süleyman names her Ayla. Ayla brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and doesView more
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