Vita and Virginia

Vita and Virginia

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Vita and Virginia

True romance about the love affair between socialite and author Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton, Their Finest) and literary icon Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki, Widows). Co-stars Isabella Rossellini.

"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." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Nudity & sex scenes110 minsUK, Ireland
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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This peek into a famous love story makes the audience a participant in the affair, inspiring questions of perspective and truth in love and art, where the only truth worth anything is one deeply felt.

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Stuff

Stuff

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For those who remember The Hours or Sally Potter's Orlando, this is a terrific companion piece.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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Don't come here for a stylised period drama that glosses over either the class gap or her mental health.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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It is a good, honest performance and, for all that the movie itself is brittle, self-conscious and perhaps a little absurd at times, there is a vehement, urgent idealism.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Vita & Virginia" takes a passionate, real-life affair between two enormously gifted writers and proceeds to throttle the life out of it.

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Variety

Variety

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This is a stranger and more intriguing film than it really has a right to be...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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In this mannered literary period piece, the story of the love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West is too hampered by tonal and pacing issues to ever ignite.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Button has hit on a topic that will draw in both literary and LGBTQ audiences, but it lacks the electricity to go the extra mile theatrically.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

This peek into a famous love story makes the audience a participant in the affair, inspiring questions of perspective and truth in love and art, where the only truth worth anything is one deeply felt.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

For those who remember The Hours or Sally Potter's Orlando, this is a terrific companion piece.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Don't come here for a stylised period drama that glosses over either the class gap or her mental health.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a good, honest performance and, for all that the movie itself is brittle, self-conscious and perhaps a little absurd at times, there is a vehement, urgent idealism.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Vita & Virginia" takes a passionate, real-life affair between two enormously gifted writers and proceeds to throttle the life out of it.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This is a stranger and more intriguing film than it really has a right to be...

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

In this mannered literary period piece, the story of the love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West is too hampered by tonal and pacing issues to ever ignite.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Button has hit on a topic that will draw in both literary and LGBTQ audiences, but it lacks the electricity to go the extra mile theatrically.

0

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