Testament of Youth is based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. With its beautiful filming and stunning performance by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander as Vera, it serves as a worthy tribute to Ms. Brittains’ timeless writing.
Cert PG – UK 2015 – Director: James Kent
Running time: 129 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Kit Harington