Wild Bunch also sells Julio Medem’s romantic drama to Yeni Bir Film for Turkey.

Wild Bunch has sold Spanish director Julio Medem’s $4.5m romantic drama Room In Rome to Seville Pictures for theatrical release in Canada.

Medem’s first English-language film has also been sold to Yeni Bir Film for Turkey. These acquisitions follow a spate of recent deals, with IFC (US), Optimum (UK), Transmission (Australia), Comstock (Japan), Nueva Era (Mexico) and First Distributor (Hong Kong). No distributor has taken rights for Spain yet.

Room In Rome is produced by Medem’s outfit Alicia Produce, alongside Morena Films, and tells the story of a passionate, romantic encounter between two women in a hotel room in Rome. The leads are Elena Anaya (Talk To Her, Alatriste) and Natasha Yarovenko (Diary Of A Nymphomaniac).

The film will be a world premiere at next month’s Malaga Spanish Film Festival where a retrospective of Medem’s work will also be shown.