Unfolding in the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the true, scintillatingly queer story of the literary love affair that fueled the imagination of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated writers. Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) is the brash aristocratic wife of a diplomat who defiantly courts scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she’s immediately attracted by the novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that profoundly transforms both women and inspires the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works.
Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival
An IFC release.