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True Things - Review (London Film Festival 2021)

I Don’t Know Anything About You. 3 / 5

Directed by Harry Wootliff.

A young woman living on the fringes of society becomes intoxicated by a stranger who overwhelms her quiet life.

Looking for purpose, Ruth Wilson’s Kate meets Tom Burke’s Blond and is immediately swept up in the fantasy and excitement of new love. But as the dust begins to settle, she begins to question if her desire for connection is what she’s really missing.

Harry Wootliff has created a modern relationship drama where it’s obvious to everyone but our leads why they are not good for each other.

Though it does a great job of visually showing the confusion and claustrophobia in Kate’s mind, the film relies heavily on Wilson’s performance and without it would have been a much more forgettable piece.

An overstimulating yet intimate film, True Things explores the uncertainty of toxic relationships but feels somewhat rushed and unearned by the end despite its steady pace.

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