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.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Ali Ilhan was born in 1980, Istanbul. Movies have been Ali Ilhan’s biggest passion since his childhood and making a movie has been his biggest dream. This dream came true in 2003 with his first short movie The Hole. The short Low Down Bastards (2004) and Maybe (2006) followed his first work. The Hole won many awards in all of the national and international festivals it has attended. In 2007, he moved to Federico Fellini’s town Rimini in Italy to work on the feature "Being Italian with Signora Enrica"