Room in Rome

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Room in Rome
Room in Rome poster.jpg
film poster
Directed by Julio Medem
Produced by Julio Medem
Alvaro Longoria
Written by Julio Medem
Starring Elena Anaya
Natasha Yarovenko
Enrico Lo Verso
Najwa Nimri
Music by Joselyn Pook
Cinematography Alex Catalán
Edited by Julio Medem
Distributed by IFC Films (US)
Release dates
  • April 10, 2010 (2010-04-10)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Spain
Language English

Room in Rome (Spanish: Habitación en Roma) is a 2010 Spanish erotic comedy romance film, featuring relations of two young women (Alba and Natasha) in a hotel room in Rome. The plot is loosely based on another film, En la cama (In Bed).[1] Room in Rome was Julio Medem's first English language film.[1]


Alba (Elena Anaya) seduces a stranger Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko) to her hotel room (the details of how they meet in a club are left vague) in what seems merely a harmless sexual adventure crowning their last night in Rome. Natasha is at first quite reluctant insisting she's straight, but Alba appears to know her way around that hesitance. It is clear that Alba has done this before.

However, through stories, memories and connection with artworks in the room, the two connect deeply, descending more and more into the depths of truth, trust, and ultimately love. The lovers eventually agree to part ways, returning to their previous lives in Russia and Spain. The ending of the film remains ambiguous about their parting.


The place where the hotel in the movie is located is an empty square called Piazzetta di San Simeone, the same square that is used in the opening and closing shots of the film.[2]

The principal photography of the film took place in Rome and Madrid from January 26 to February 27, 2009.



  1. ^ a b "Room in Rome". Spanish Film Festival. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Julio Medem". Retrieved 15 March 2011. 

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