Director Harry Wootliff Talks Obsessional Romances With True Things

As soon as filmmaker Harry Wootliff started reading Deborah Kay Davies’ novel True Things About Me, she knew she had to be the one to turn it into a movie.

“I just related to it, and I need that”, she explained to Zavvi. “If I don’t connect with something, or find it emotionally engaging, I can’t spend years of my life doing it.

“As soon as I started reading the book, it ignited my imagination, and I could see scenes in my mind. I also wanted to passionately speak out about all this, and look back on my obsessional romances, asking why we put ourselves through such duress.”

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Wootliff pitched her vision for the adaptation to producers Ruth Wilson and Jude Law who had already optioned the book.

The director’s passion for the project easily won them over, swiftly signing on to helm it.

And so, work began on what would become True Things, a compelling drama that follows a young woman as she becomes infatuated with a charismatic stranger, an intoxicating journey that continually appears to be heading for a crash.

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For the March issue of our free digital magazine The Lowdown we spoke to Wootliff about diving into obsessional romances with her latest movie.

Read the full feature here.

True Things will be released in UK cinemas on 1st April.

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Emily Murray

Emily Murray


Emily is a journalist and film critic who unashamedly cries at most movies having got too emotionally attached. When not at the cinema, she is at home cuddling her cat Holmes, whilst binge watching New Girl. She can be found on Twitter @emilyvmurray