Back to Films

Film Detail

Add to research

Vita and Virginia

  • slideshow_large

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.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Chanya Button
Producer
Evangelo Kioussis, Katie Holly
Executive Producer
Eva Green, Gemma Arterton, Simon Baxter
Screenwriter
Eileen Atkins (play, screenplay), Chanya Button (screenplay)
Principal Cast
Eva Green, Gemma Arterton

Production Company

UK, Ireland coproduction
Mirror Productions (UK), Blinder Films (IE)

Mirror Productions
20 Poplar Close
Ruden Way
Epsom Downs
Surrey
KT17 3LH
+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