Ayla Q&A Screening, LA

Affair: Ayla Q&A Screening

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:30PM

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA (Location on Members Only)

Deets: Join for the Q&A screening of Ayla, Turkey's Oscar entry.

In 1950, during the Korean War, our hero, Sergeant Süleyman stumbled upon a half- frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. This little girl captured the heart of Süleyman. He risked his own life to save her, and smuggled her into his army base. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman named her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met.

The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brought an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war came to a close however, Süleyman's brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman could not bear abandoning Ayla, and did everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but didn't give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her.

He started a new life with his new family in Turkey but he never lost hope in finding Ayla someday. 60 years later, Süleyman's hope was rekindled when Turkish Korean war veterans were invited to South Korea to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Ayla is Turkey's foreign film Oscar entry for 2018.

Who You May Spot: Director Can Ulkay and Producer Mustafa Uslu moderated by Deadline Senior Editor Dominic Patten

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