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Beautiful, stunning and unconventional,
This review is from: Room in Rome (DVD)
On their last night in Rome, Alba (Elena Anaya) and Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko) meet at a bar; talk of Russia and Spain and walk the cobblestone streets until they end up at Alba's hotel. Natasha openly states that she has never come back to a woman's hotel room before. Unsure at first, she eventually comes under the spell of Alba's charms. From that point on, the women rarely don any clothes at all; an occasional robe or sheet is all that separates them for the remainder of the film.
The women initially hide their real identities weaving false tales of love, life and their past. As they become closer physically, making love over and over again, the stories gradually become closer to the truth and their inhibitions are stripped bare. Natasha is meeting her fiancé and is to be married within a week; Alba on the other hand has run away from a troubled relationship with her partner and the grief that has separated them. As the women navigate the terrain of truth and lies, they discover what hides beneath the surface and in doing so change their lives forever. Over breakfast on the terrace surrounded by the beauty of Rome, they talk of what they would do if they could be together. After this intense night of passion, can Alba and Natasha really part?
Set almost entirely in a hotel room full of old world charm, the sensuously real love making scenes are depicted in lush hues as deep as the artwork that hangs on the walls. Writer-director Julio Medem (Sex & Lucia) has brought to the screen a stunning, if unconventional film. There is so much to relish - the beautiful women, gorgeous views of Rome or the voyeuristic pleasure in watching these two women make love all night long.
Author of the 2012 & 2013 Lesbian Film Guide