(2015, PG-13 for thematic material including bloody and disturbing war related images, 129 minutes. Directed by James Kent. Screenplay by Juliette Towhidi based on the memoir, Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain. Stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington, and Colin Morgan.)
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, remembrance, and war.
Told from a woman’s perspective, the film chronicles the scars of World War I on a generation of English young people,
The film begins with news of the World War 1 armistice of 1918 and quickly flashes back to the idyllic days four years before war’s outbreak. A young woman, Vera Brittain (portrayed Alicia Vikander), is enjoying a rural swim with her beloved brother Edward (Taron Egerton) and their friend Victor (Colin Morgan).
What follows is a searing journey from youthful hopes shattered by war, and dreams pushed to the edge of despair and back again.
Based on the World War I memoir, Testament of Youth, by Vera Brittain, which became a bestseller in 1933 and a cornerstone of the post-war pacifist movement.
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