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Vita & Virginia

From Friday 19th July

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Director: Chanya Button

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando, Emerald Fennell and Isabella Rossellini

Rating: 12A

UK/Ireland 2019, 110mins

A gorgeous, thoughtful celebration of the complexity of the relationship between socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf.

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.