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Vita and Virginia

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Synopsis

By the 1920s Virginia Woolf has reached the apex of modern world literature with her landmark novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway', but nothing seems to soothe the darkness that plagues her. She is powerless over the mood swings that alternately lift her to manic creative heights and then crush her under suffocating melancholia, driving her deeper into seclusion... Poems and letters of admiration from Vita Sackville-West lead to a courtship that is hardly concealed from their respective husbands. Soon, Virginia is enthralled by Vita. She is everything Virginia is not – extroverted, direct, in possession of a strongly magnetic personality and, as Virginia notes, a pair of the most "amazing legs".
Focusing on the period in 1927-8 during which Woolf wrote 'Orlando', the novel their relationship inspired, 'Vita & Virginia' is the long-gestating feature adaptation of actor and writer Dame Eileen Atkins’ play of the same name.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Special Presentations - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
110 mins
Director
Chanya Button
Producer
Evangelo Kioussis, Katie Holly
Executive Producer
Simon Baxter, Christopher Figg, Nicolas Sampson, Norman Merry, Dave Bishop, Gemma Arterton
Editor
Mark Trend
Screenwriter
Chanya Button (screenplay), Eileen Atkins (play, adaptation), Vita Sackville-West (letters), Virginia Woolf (letters)
Director of Photography
Carlos De Carvalho
Production Designer
Noam Piper
Music
Isobel Waller-Bridge
Principal Cast
Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, Emerald Fennell, Peter Ferdinado
Film Title Format Note
Film title should read Vita & Virginia

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Last updated 3rd September 2018

Production Company

UK, Ireland coproduction

Mirror Productions (UK), Blinder Films (IE), Sampsonic Media (CY)

Mirror Productions
54 Broadwick Street
London
W1F 7AH
+44 (0)7792 950905
info@mirror-productions.com
http://www.mirror-productions.com

Sales
Company

Protagonist Pictures
42 - 48 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 7NB
+44 (0)20 7734 9000
info@protagonistpictures.com
http://www.protagonistpictures.com