Testament of Youth is a searing story of love and war. Based on the classic First World War memoir, this is the incredible true story of one young woman’s struggle to survive the horrors of war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear, but was ultimately unable to break her extraordinary spirit. Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the grief of war. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to create a world in which such a war can never take place again.
Original Title: Testament of Youth
Release Date: 16 January 2015
IMDB Ratings: 7,2/10 from 1 170 users
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Director: James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson, Taron Egerton
Runtime: 129 min.