The movie Mrs. Dalloway was based on the book Mrs. Dalloway.
Movie details for Mrs. Dalloway
The movie was released in 1997 and directed by Marleen Gorris, who also directed The Luzhin Defence (2000). Mrs. Dalloway was produced by First Look Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox, Sarah Badel, Lena Headey, John Standing, Robert Portal, Oliver Ford Davies, Hal Cruttenden, Rupert Graves, Amelia Bullmore, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Hardy, Richenda Carey, Selina Cadell, Katie Carr, Amanda Drew, Phyllis Calvert and John Franklyn-Robbins.
Book details for Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf also wrote Orlando (1928).
As Mrs. Dalloway prepares for the party she is giving that evening, a series of events intrudes on her composure. Her husband is invited, without her, to lunch with Lady Bruton (who, Clarissa notes anxiously, gives the most amusing luncheons). Meanwhile, Peter Walsh appears, recently from India, to criticize and confide in her. His sudden arrival evokes memories of a distant past, the choices she made then, and her wistful friendship with Sally Seton.
Woolf then explores the relationships between women and men, and between women, as Clarissa muses, "It was something central which permeated; something warm which broke up surfaces and rippled the cold contact of man and woman, or of women together.... Her relation in the old days with Sally Seton. Had not that, after all, been love?" While Clarissa is transported to past afternoons with Sally, and as she sits mending her green dress, Warren Smith catapults desperately into his delusions. Although his troubles form a tangent to Clarissa's web, they undeniably touch it, and the strands connecting all these characters draw tighter as evening deepens. As she immerses us in each inner life, Virginia Woolf offers exquisite, painful images of the past bleeding into the present, of desire overwhelmed by society's demands. --Joannie Kervran Stangeland