Testament of Youth
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Director James KentYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
Vera Brittain is an extraordinarily talented young woman who battles the odds to land herself a scholarship at Oxford University despite the attitudes of all the people around her frowning upon her desire to enter into a career in literature. Her life becomes even more promising when she falls for her brother's best friend Roland Leighton. However, the war is becoming ever closer and he is forced to abandon his own prestigious studies in favour of the frontline. Filled with grief over Roland's life-threatening circumstances, she decides to make the decision of a lifetime and leave her dreams behind. Instead, she decides to volunteer as a nurse for the sea of wounded troops that are yet to pour back into the country. Even as all that she holds dear are quickly annihilated by the vicious First World War, her determination keeps her focused on making the best of such horrors.
'Testament of Youth' is the tragic yet uplifting true story of a British woman's determination and strength during the World War One conflicts based on her memoirs of the same name. The film has been directed by James Kent ('The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister', 'Margaret') and written by Juliette Towhidi ('Calendar Girls', 'Love, Rosie'), and it is due to be released in UK cinemas on January 2nd 2015.
Starring: Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Alicia Vikander, Colin Morgan, Taron Egerton, Anna Chancellor, Jonathan Bailey, Charlotte Hope, Emily Bevan, Joanna Scanlan, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Xavier Atkins, Alan Bentley, Jenn Murray, Henry Garrett, Adam Ganne, Julie Vollono, Mary Roscoe