Rent Vita and Virginia (2018)

2.7 of 5 from 161 ratings
1h 46min
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Synopsis:
Based on a true story, 'Vita and Virginia' details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton). When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The ensuing relationship leads to the birth of Woolf's bold, experimental novel 'Orlando'.
A daring celebration of an unconventional bond, and a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion, 'Vita and Virginia' details the love story of two women - two writers - who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Katie Holly, Evangelo Kioussis
Writers:
Eileen Atkins, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Chanya Button
Aka:
Vita & Virginia
Studio:
Thunderbird Releasing
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/10/2019
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/10/2019
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (4) of Vita and Virginia

Stately relationship drama - Vita and Virginia review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
07/03/2020

Imagine a typical period drama – classy, well-intentioned, flawlessly acted, staidly shot and utterly bland. Here’s another one. It will certainly hold interest for anyone fascinated by the Bloomsbury set, but the two lead characters never seem more than theatrical constructions whose see-sawing central relationship never grabs.

It grew out of a play by Eileen Atkins, who also wrote the screenplay, and it shows. Correspondence between characters, for example, is shown by having them read their letters out loud to camera, as they did on stage. Director Chanya Button also comes from a theatrical background and doesn’t have the cinematic imagination to translate her enthusiasm for Woolf (as evidenced by an interview on the DVD Extras) to the screen.

The film is made with such earnestness and sincerity by all concerned that it’s a shame to be negative but, judged as a film, everything about it screams Sunday night heritage television.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Overly theatrical and mannered - Vita and Virginia review by GG

Spoiler Alert
08/06/2020

There is a fascinating tale to be told, about this relationship, but this is not it. Technically, the film is wonderful. However, the acting is highly mannered, in a most distracting way, and the dialogue is terribly stilted. I was rather looking forward to it, but found myself becoming very bored, rather quickly, which, when you consider the dynamic characters involved, was quite a surprise.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Another Insight into the Sissinghurst set! - Vita and Virginia review by AA

Spoiler Alert
19/12/2019

Interesting film covering the association between Vita Sackville West and Virginia Woolf leading up to the writing and publication of Orlando, Virginia's book where she used Vita as an inspiration.   

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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