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Vita and Virginia

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Actor and writer Dame Eileen Atkins’ long-gestating feature adaptation of her play 'Virginia and Vita', about the turbulent love affair between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf and the author Vita Sackville-West.
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".


Type of film
Sacha Polak
Evangelo Kioussis, Bill Shepherd
Executive Producer
Simon Baxter, Robert Bell
Eileen Atkins
Principal Cast
Romola Garai

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Last updated 1st April 2015

Production Company

UK, Netherlands coproduction
Mirror Productions(UK), Viking Film (NL)

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