Melodrama detailing the real-life love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West and novelist Violet Keppel against the backdrop of post-World War I England and opposition by ... See full summary »
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Melodrama detailing the real-life love affair between feminist writer Vita Sackville-West and novelist Violet Keppel against the backdrop of post-World War I England and opposition by Vita's politician husband Harold Nicolson. Vita and Violet's romantic relationship becomes increasingly obsessive which spawns destructive feelings of possessiveness and jealousy between them. Written by
caught this British mini-series on classic theatre station and settled in to watch it. liked it so much that i ordered a copy of the series. i admired the writers and director on how they handled the subject matter with intelligence and a matter of fact attitude. i was also surprised at the frankness of the love scenes between the two female leads but than again a lot of British cinema deals openly wih sexuality regardless of gender. i find Janet mcteer who portrayed vita sacke-ville west always gives a remarkable performance now what role she takes on. you can feel the the tortured pain she's going through as the mounting tension grows between her and her husband when he discovers she is having an affair. i thought all the actors gave a brilliant performance and highly recommend this piece of rare cinema.
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