|Directed by||Ali İlhan|
|Written by||Ali İlhan|
|Produced by||Elvan Arca |
|Starring||Claudia Cardinale |
|Edited by||Arzu Volkan|
|Music by||Orhan Şallıel|
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 , was selected for the 47th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
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.
- Claudia Cardinale - Signora Enrica
- İsmail Hacıoğlu - Ekin
- Lavinia Longhi - Valentina
- Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı - Giovanni
- 47th Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival (October 9–14, 2010)
- "Filming locations for Signora Enrica". IMDB. Retrieved 2010-10-12.