Vita and Virginia
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.
- Type of film
- Chanya Button
- Evangelo Kioussis, Katie Holly
- Executive Producer
- Eva Green, Gemma Arterton, Simon Baxter
- Eileen Atkins (play, screenplay), Chanya Button (screenplay)
- Principal Cast
- Eva Green, Gemma Arterton
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Last updated 24th April 2017