Written by Eileen Atkins and Chanya Button
Directed by Chanya Button
Starring Gemma Arterton, Elizabeth Debicki and Isabella Rossellini
Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
by Fiona Underhill
Virginia Woolf has proven a source of fascination for the film and TV world for many years, with 90s adaptations of Orlando (Sally Potter, 1992) and Mrs Dalloway (Marleen Gorris, 1997), as well as Woolf herself appearing as characters in The Hours (Stephen Daldry, 2002) and TV mini-series Life in Squares (Simon Kaijser, 2015). Mrs Dalloway was adapted for the screen by legendary actress Dame Eileen Atkins and she also wrote the playscript of Vita and Virginia. Her co-writer and the director for the film of Vita and Virginia is Chanya Button, a young British theater director, who made her feature debut in 2015 with independent comedy Burn Burn Burn. Button is following in the footsteps of Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) and Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots) in making the leap from the British stage to the big screen in recent years.