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Harry Wootliff

True Things

Edition 2022
102' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Harry Wootliff Composer: Alex Baranowski With: Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke, Hayley Squires
True love is ... sometimes a poisoned gift. In the layered and brilliantly acted True Things, self-deception, self-destruction and self-loss are wrapped up in apparent soul-searching.
True romance, late thirty-something Kate (Ruth Wilson) only knows it from social media. Her office job offers little perspective, as does her love life. When a flirtatious client (Tom Burke) adds colour to Kate's grey existence with his blonde hairdo, the spark threatens to turn into an unhealthy romance. Lead actress Ruth Wilson bought the film rights to the novel True Things About Me and appointed director Harry Wootliff after seeing her feature debut Only You (2018). The female-led result rivals Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir, one of the best works of recent British cinema, featuring the same toxic Tom Burke. True Things screened in the Venice Film Festival's Orizzonti competition and Wilson's convincing performance won her the Best Actress Award at the Stockholm Film Festival.
"True Things is one of those films which grabs hold of the viewer and refuses to let go. Like Blond, it’s tremendously assured and dazzling, but unlike him, it has real substance. Wootliff is a force to be reckoned with." - Eye for Film

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Harry Wootliff


Alex Baranowski


Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke, Hayley Squires


Harry Wootliff, Molly Davies

Director of Photography

Ashley Connor


Tim Fulford


Tristan Goligher / The Bureau, Ruth Wilson, Ben Jackson, Jude Law

Production studios

Lady Lazarus, The Bureau

More information



Countries of production

United Kingdom




Harry Wootliff
Nits (short, 2004), Trip (short, 2008), I Don't Care (short, 2012), Only You (2018), True Things (2021)

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