Dutch director Sacha Polak is preparing a new feature, Vita & Virginia, billed as “the true story of the passionate relationship between Virginia Woolf and her only lover, the enigmatic author Vita Sackville-West – a reminder that only genuine connection makes life worth living.”
Vita & Virginia, based on an original screenplay by Dame Eileen Atkins, will mark Polak’s English-language debut.
Romola Garai will be playing Vita Sackville-West. (x)
When a male actor goes into a dialogue with a director he’s treated as a tortured genius; when a women attempts that dialogue she’s treated as a puppet. It’s like, “Just wear the f***ing dress.” And if you kick up a fuss, or have your own ideas, then you’re a diva. There’s pressure to be happy all the time — about everything. Sometimes I go off like a f***ing grenade. Women are expected to be good mediators and when you don’t conform to those terrifically misogynistic ideas of the way women should be, it’s confusing.