“My task with the adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s book for the screen was to find a way of remaining true to the spirit of the book and to Woolf’s intentions, whilst being ruthless with changing the book in any way necessary to make it work cinematically. It would have been a disservice to Woolf to remain slavish to the letter of the book, for just as she was always a writer who engaged with writing and the form of the novel, similarly the film needed to engage with the energy of cinema. And although the book was already a distillation of 400 years of English history (albeit an imagined view of that history, told with a liberal amount of poetic license), the film needed to distill even further.” – Sally Potter

Dir. Sally Potter, 1992, 35mm, 94 min.