IFC Films has debuted the official Vita & Virginia trailer, which you can watch using the player below. Written and directed by Chanya Button, the film will open in select theaters on August 23rd and be available on VOD August 30th.
Vita & Virginia details the intimate relationship between author Virginia Woolf and socialite Vita Sackville-West, which was to become the inspiration for Woolf’s Modernist novel, Orlando: A Biography.
Set amidst the bohemian high society of 1920s England, Vita & Virginia tells the scintillating true story of a 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 refuses to be constrained by her marriage, defiantly courting scandal through her affairs with women. When she meets the brilliant but troubled Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), she is immediately attracted to the famed novelist’s eccentric genius and enigmatic allure. So begins an intense, passionate relationship marked by all-consuming desire, intellectual gamesmanship, and destructive jealousy that will leave both women profoundly transformed and inspire the writing of one of Woolf’s greatest works.
The movie also stars Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, and Peter Ferdinando. The producers are Evangelo Kioussis and Katie Holly.
The film had its world premiere as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2018.