Testament of Youth
- 129 min
- Directed by: James Kent
- Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton
- UK release: 16 January 2015
Vera (Vikander) is a wilful and intelligent English girl; when her friend Victor (Morgan), fiancé Roland (Harington) and brother Edward (Egerton) go off to fight in WW I, she follows them to be a nurse. Sparing and respectful adaptation of Brittain's 1933 memoir; tasteful rather than innovative, it still packs a punch.
Byre Theatre, St Andrews (0.0 miles)
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Testament of Youth16 Oct 2014
London Film Festival: Respectful adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir starring Alicia Vikander
The gut-wrenchingly poignant WWI memoir Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain was a bestseller in 1933, although by then young men knew war wasn’t a school trip with guns. The basis for a 1979 TV series, it remains a moving tribute to the innocence of the…
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