The year is 1922. Though happily married, Vita is as notorious for her dalliances with women and iconoclastic attitudes toward gender as she is famous for her aristocratic ancestry and writerly success. Virginia, meanwhile, is a celebrated writer, publisher, and member of the Bloomsbury Group, those innovative moderns already revolutionising literature. When Vita receives an invitation to Bloomsbury, she is elated at the thought of meeting the enigmatic Woolf and, not surprisingly perhaps, becomes obsessed with the notion of seducing her. Between Virginia's mental health struggles and Vita's impulsiveness — not to mention the concern of their husbands, families, and mutual friends - their romance is bound to be tumultuous. Yet tumult can fuel creativity — Vita's singular persona will eventually be channelled into one of Virginia's greatest works.

 

Director: Chanya Button ('Burn Burn Burn')

Writer: Eileen Atkins, Chanya Button

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando, Emerald Fennell, Gethin Anthony, Rory Fleck-Byrne

 

2018 Rating: M, Nudity & sex scenes, 110 mins, UK, Ireland

Drama, True Story & Biography, Romance

Vita & Virginia