The first clip from Vita & Virginia has arrived ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation on Tuesday, September 11. The film stars Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, and Peter Ferdinando.
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.
Socialite Vita (Gemma Arterton) and literary icon Virginia (Elizabeth Debicki) run in different circles in 1920s London. When the two cross paths, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. Vita and Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages; an affair that inspires one of Virginia’s most iconic novels, ‘Orlando’. Their passionate romance and friendship overcome all social boundaries, and neither will ever be the same without the other.
Vita & Virginia was directed by Chanya Button from a script by Eileen Atkins and Button. The producers are Evangelo Kioussis and Katie Holly.
Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide sales.