Signora Enrica

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Signora Enrica
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ali İlhan
Produced by Elvan Arca
Can Arca
Written by Ali İlhan
Starring Claudia Cardinale
İsmail Hacıoğlu
Lavinia Longhi
Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı
Nilay Cennetkuşu
Fahriye Evcen
Bedia Ener
Sema Çeyrekbaşı
Murat Karasu
Music by Orhan Şallıel
Cinematography Soykut Turan
Edited by Arzu Volkan
Distributed by Filmpot
Release date
  • October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish
Budget US$1,000,000 (estimated)

Signora Enrica (Turkish: Sinyora Enrica ile İtalyan Olmak) is a 2010 Italo-Turkish comedy-drama film, written and directed by Ali İlhan, starring Claudia Cardinale as an elderly Italian woman who takes in a young Turkish exchange student. The film, which is scheduled to go on nationwide general release across Turkey on February 25, 2011 (2011-02-25), was selected for the 47th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.


The film was shot on location in Istanbul, Turkey and Rimini, Italy.[1]


Abandoned with a son by her husband years ago, Signora Enrica is notorious in her native Rimini for refusing to allow any men into her house ever since. She rents out rooms to female students, while also working as a tailor and at the market. She decides to make an exception to her age-old rule for Ekin, a Turkish student who comes to her house.

Though Ekin doesn’t speak Italian, he falls in love with Valentina, another tenant in the house, and seeks ways of communicating with her. Signora Enrica teaches Ekin Italian, dancing, and the subtleties of Italian cuisine – in other words, everything he needs to know to reach out to Valentina. Signora Enrica’s son Giovanni begins to begrudge his mother for giving a stranger the love she has denied everybody else for years.



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  1. ^ "Filming locations for Signora Enrica". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

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