IFC has acquired US rights to Julio Medem’s Room In Rome from Wild Bunch. The film is a remake of Chilean film En La Cama which was that country’s foreign language Oscar submission for 2007.
Room In Rome puts a twist on the original, shifting the action to Rome and making the two strangers who meet and spend a passionate physical encounter in a hotel room a pair of women rather than a man and a woman.
The film, which will be ready for Berlin, stars Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenka and Enrico Lo Verso. Anaya previously appeared in Sex And Lucia which Medem directed.