Film - International Independents Filmfest 2022


Directed by Harry Wootliff


Director: Harry Wootliff
Section: International Independents
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2021
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke, Hayley Squires, Elizabeth Rider, Frank McCusker


A sensual and poetic story of an “amour fou”, with great actors and stunning visuals.

Kate Perkin, a single woman in her early thirties, works in a benefits office in the English coastal town of Ramsgate. The job is at once tedious and fraught; Kate escapes by googling idyllic holiday locations. A moment of flirtation with a male claimant initially seems like a mere blip in her routine. But when the man shows up to meet her at the end of her working day, Kate finds herself propelled headlong into a liaison that displaces every other priority in her life.

Meet the director


Harry Wootliff

Harry Wootliff is a writer and director. Her first short film, NITS (2004), was nominated for a BAFTA and was invited to the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes. Her second short film, TRIP (2008), premiered at the Berlinale, received the award for best short film at the Bradford International Film Festival, and was screened at 30 festivals worldwide. Her feature debut ONLY YOU, starring Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor, premiered at the 2018 London Film Festival, for which she received the BIFA Award for best debut and was again nominated for a BAFTA. The British Sunday newspaper “The Observer” dubbed her one of the “rising stars for film” in 2019.


Screenplay: Harry Wootliff, Molly Davies
Director of Photography: Ashley Connor
Film Editor: Tim Fulford
Composer: Alex Baranowski, Connie Farr
Production Designer: Andy Drummond
Costume Design: Matthew Price
Sound: Joakim Sundström
Make-up artist: Nadia Stacey
Casting director: Kahleen Crawford
Producer: Tristan Goligher, Ruth Wilson, Ben Jackson, Jude Law
Production Company: The Bureau, Lady Lazarus, Riff Raff UK
Executive producer: Rose Garnett, Eva Yates, Lizzie Francke, Vincent Gadelle
World Sales: The Bureau Sales