After it’s first officialscreeningattherenowned Max Ophüls festivalSuTurhans “Ayla”, an emotionally impressive movieabout love, honour, friendship and beingtornbetweentwo different cultures, cameintothecinemas in May 2010. Withgreatsensitivity and carewriter and directorTurhantellsthestoryof a German borndaughterofTurkishparents, whoisonthesearchforthedelicatebalancebetweenhonouring her Turkishroots and the liberal Western way of life. Young actressPegahFerydoni, whobecame popular in Germany throughthesuccessfultv-sitcom “Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkishforbeginners)” starrsbrillantly in her first cinemalead. The impressive cameraworkcomes from academyawardwinner Michael Ballhaus, and thesoundtrackis also providedby a top notchartist:Ali N. Askan, borntoTurkishparents in munich, Germany, studiedattheMunichmusicacademy and and lateratthe tv- and movieacademy HFF, beforeworking in Los Angeles for Frank Zappas “TheYellowShark”projectbetween 1991 and 1993. Since 2001 he isnowbased in Berlin and has made himself a namethrough his work in a varietyofmusicalfields, including a lot ofsoundtrackwork such asthe score tothe “Türkisch für Anfänger”-series. His soundtracktothemovie “Salami Aleikum" by Ali SamadiAhadiearnedhim a nominationfortheprestigious German movieaward “Lola” in 2010.