The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The ensuing relationship leads to the birth of Woolf’s bold, experimental novel- Orlando. A daring celebration of an unconventional bond, and a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion, Vita & Virginia details the love story of two women – two writers – who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.
Vita & Virginia is a drama based on the true story of the love affair and friendship between literary icon Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West. Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf in 1912 and met socialite/author Vita Sackville-West, wife of Harold Nicolson, in 1922. They began a sexual relationship that lasted nearly a decade, as shown in their various letters and diary entries. After their affair ended, they remained friends until Woolf’s death in 1941.
The film is directed by Chanya Button and stars Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isabella Rossellini, Rupert Penry-Jones, Peter Ferdinando, Gethin Anthony, Emerald Fennell, Adam Gillen, Karla Crome, Rory Fleck Byrne and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.
Vita and Virginia is scheduled for cinematic release on the 5th July 2019.