Vita & Virginia
‘Vita & Virginia’ is the true story of the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and the enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville West (Gemma Arterton). The film tells the story of the birth of the novel their intoxicating encounters inspired; Woolf’s bold experiment in art and androgyny, ‘Orlando’.
When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The film is a celebration of their unconventional bond; a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion. ‘Vita & Virginia’ is a love story, told in a contemporary style, about two women – two writers – who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.
Screenplay by Eileen Atkins and Chanya Button
Produced by Evangelo Kioussis and Katie Holly
Executive Producers: Simon Baxter, Mika Kioussis, Gemma Arterton, Kieron J. Walsh, Dave Bishop, Christopher Figg, Robert Whitehouse, Nicolas D. Sampson, Norman Merry
Co-Producer: Paul Myler
Director of Photography: Carlos De Carvalho
Editor: Mark Trend
Production Design: Noam Piper
Costume Design: Lorna Marie Mugan
Starring: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando, Gethin Anthony, Emerald Fennell, Karla Crome, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Isabella Rossellini
Financiers: Piccadilly Pictures, SQN, Protagonist Pictures, Lip Sync Productions, Sampsonic Media, Irish Film Board, Mirror Productions, Blinder Films
Sales Agent: Protagonist Pictures