Vita & Virginia

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.


Directed by Chanya Button

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