Italian actress honored in Turkish pavilion
ISTANBULA Turkish pavilion opened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been promoting Turkey and Turkish cinema to the world as well as hosting many well-known guests.
Italian actress Claudia Cardinale, a renowned name in world cinema who is the face of this year’s festival and has acted in Italian-Turkish comedy-drama film “Signora Enrica,” directed by Ali İlhan in 2010, attended a reception held for her at the Turkish pavilion. She was presented with an honorary award at the reception for her contributions to Turkish and world cinema.
Turkish actress Fahriye Evcen, who played a young Cardinale in the same film, was also present among other stars in the reception.
Born in Tunisia, Cardinale started her career as a model and gained international fame by acting in many films. She was selected as a goodwill ambassador by UNESCO in 1999.
The 70th Cannes Film Festival will end on May 28.