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Room in Rome (2010)
"Habitación en Roma" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  7 May 2010 (Spain)
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A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

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A young Russian woman named Natasha is soon to be married and is on holiday in Rome where she meets Alba. She accompanies Alba to her hotel room as a curious acquaintance and stays as a growing friend. In this room in Rome, the two women come to know one another intimately over the course of the night, and explore and discover themselves along the way. Only the break of day threatens to break their newly forged bond. Written by ~mep1 (mEp)

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Una noche de pasión que cambiará sus vidas (One night of passion that will change their lives)

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The song sung by Natasha/Dasha and Alba in the shower is "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu," commonly known as "Volare" in the U.S. It was a worldwide hit (including number one in the U.S.) for Domenico Modugno in 1958. The lyrics describe a dream that the singer knows will never happen again in which he is painted blue and flying ("volare") and singing ("cantare") in the sky. A non-literal English translation of the song was a hit by Bobby Rydell in the U.S. in 1960. See more »

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In what's meant to be the same scene shown from two different angles, when Natacha's sat on the balcony, she can be seen from the bathroom, but not vice versa where there's a curtain in the way and it's clearly a separate set as there's no trace of the bedroom. See more »

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Natasha: [while having sex]
[in Russian; subtitled]
Natasha: Poor thing.
Alba: [in Spanish; subtitled] Where did you come from? How could you show up like this, without warning?
Natasha: [in Russian] I can't believe I'm doing this.
Alba: [in Spanish] What are you doing to me? You're scaring me, my little Russian.
Natasha: [in Russian] Is this me? Making love to a woman? I can't recognize myself.
Alba: [in Spanish] Your Russian sounds so beautiful.
Natasha: [in Russian] Only for you. I'm trembling with fear too.
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Academy Award for Best Costume Design
11 November 2010 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Habitación en Roma (2010) was released in the U.S. with the title Room in Rome. The film was written and directed by Julio Medem.

The movie stars Elena Anaya as Alba, a Spanish woman who meets a Russian woman, Natasha Yarovenko (Natasha) in a bar in Rome, and brings her back to her hotel room. The plot of the movie consists of the time the two women spend together overnight in the room.

It was hard for me to decide whether this film was soft core porn with a plot attached, or a serious work of art with lots of nudity. Elena Anaya is extremely beautiful, and Natasha Yarovenko is impossibly beautiful, so it would be hypocritical to complain about the nudity per se. However, for a review like this, it's important to help other people know what type of film they should expect when they walk into the theater or push "play" for the DVD. Arguments could be made for both points of view about whether this is a "serious" film.

Alba and Natasha do have some serious discussions, and what starts out as superficial banter becomes more soul-searching as the night progresses. Whether the two women are changed forever by the encounter is something each viewer will have to decide.

We saw this film at the Cinema Theatre as part of the first-rate ImageOut: Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. The presenter mentioned that, given the almost complete lack of clothes worn by either actor, Room in Rome was the festival film least likely to be nominated for Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards. (True, but in this case, less is more.)


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