Vita and Virginia (12A)

New films at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Thursday 18 July at 3.30pm
  • £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
  • Cinema

Director: Chanya Button
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini

Vita Sackville West provided Virginia Woolf with inspiration for her gender swapping novel Orlando.

Based on Eileen Atkins’ play, Vita & Virginia vividly charts the relationship between writer and muse from when they meet in 1922 until the publication of the novel. The period detail is undercut by a thoroughly modern musical score (by Isobel Waller-Bridge, Phoebe’s sister!) bringing the story into a modern world still grappling with gender-fluidity nearly 100 years after the book was written.

Gemma Arterton & Elizabeth Debicki are terrific as the pair of rebellious, revolutionary and very clever women. 

Certificate:

12A

Duration

Approx 110 mins

Time details

15-20 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)
No trailers before morning screenings

Languages:

English

Content Guidance:

Moderate sex references, Nudity, Sexual references