True story of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat, Vita Sackville-West, kicks off LGBTQ+ Film Fest

BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE

Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia, which opens this year’s BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ film event – tells the story of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s intoxicating encounters.

A still from Vita & Virginia

“We’re delighted to have such a strong new British film opening BFI Flare – and from a wonderfully talented female filmmaker to boot!” commented Tricia Tuttle, Director of BFI Festivals.

When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest… no matter the cost.

A celebration of their unconventional bond and a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion, Vita & Virginia is a love storyabout two women (and two writers) who smashed social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection – and we at DIVA HQ can’t wait to see it.

“I’m beyond thrilled that Vita & Virginia will be opening BFI Flare,” said Director Chanya Button.

“Tricia Tuttle’s support has been invaluable, and I’m so grateful that this film that celebrates love and creativity in all its forms will have a platform at such a vivid and forward thinking festival. ”

To find out more and to book tickets for the screening on 21 March 2019, click here. Vita & Virgina opens in the UK on 12 July 2019.

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