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Vita & Virginia (2018)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 23 August 2019 (USA)
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It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

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Chanya Button

Writers:

Eileen Atkins, Virginia Woolf (letters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gemma Arterton ... Vita Sackville-West
Elizabeth Debicki ... Virginia Woolf
Isabella Rossellini ... Lady Sackville
Rupert Penry-Jones ... Harold Nicolson
Peter Ferdinando ... Leonard Woolf
Emerald Fennell ... Vanessa Bell
Gethin Anthony ... Clive Bell
Rory Fleck Byrne ... Geoffrey Scott
Karla Crome ... Dorothy Wellesley
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ... Duncan Grant
Brenock O'Connor ... Julian Bell
Amelie Metcalfe Amelie Metcalfe ... Angelica Bell
Darren Dixon Darren Dixon ... Ben Sackville-West
Sam Hardy ... Nigel Sackville-West
Jane McGrath Jane McGrath ... Nelly
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Storyline

Vita and Virginia is a love story of the affair and the friendship between writer Virginia Woolf "Elizabeth Debicki", and aristocrat Vita Sackville West "Gemma Arterton". In 1922, when Vita receives an invitation their paths crossed in Bloomsbury with Virginia. Their romance overcomes all social boundaries, Virginia's mental health struggles Vita's recklessness and neither will ever be the same without the other. Written by Merve Kurt

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The Love Story That Inspired Virginia Woolf's Orlando


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,408, 25 August 2019

Gross USA:

$42,741

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$814,364
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eva Green was originally cast as Virginia Woolf but dropped out. Andrea Riseborough replaced her. Riseborough later dropped out as well and Elizabeth Debicki was cast. See more »

Goofs

Driving in a convertible top down, neither woman has wind blown hair. See more »

Quotes

Harold Nicolson: I hear nothing but reports of her madness.
Vita Sackville-West: Madness, what a convenient way to explain away her genius.
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Exudes Seductive Eloquence
26 August 2019 | by Gabbie_MaraSee all my reviews

With all the scathing reviews, Vita & Virginia still had me from beginning to end.

Its prose exudes seductive eloquence; call me a hopeless romantic but the picture as a whole is like a beautiful ballad or poetry. The synth-pop-esque score feels refreshing against the 1920s backdrop, it doesn't feel out of place; and the cinematography is sleek (I immediately developed a particular fondness towards Virginia's 'hallucinations'). When it comes to the love scenes: less is more, n'est-ce pas?

(Vita and Virginia) is carefully, delicately weaved and it's beautiful in every sense of the word. Rarely do I show this much affection towards a film I've only seen once; but this had me, it just did.

Don't let other reviews deter you from giving it a chance...all it really needs is the right audience.


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