Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth is already promising to be one of the must see films of early 2015, and the first poster for the film has arrived.

Testament of Youth is set during the First World War and is based on the autobiography of Vera Brittain, who comes of age during this time.

James Kent is in the director's chair for the film, as he makes his feature directorial debut with this project.

However, he is no stranger to the helm having forged a career in TV with the likes of The Thirteenth Tale, The White Queen, Marchlands, and Inside Men all under his belt in recent years.

If you are looking for an exciting cast list at the beginning of 2015, then you don't need to look much further then Testament of Youth as Kent has brought together some great acing talent.

Alicia Vikander will take on the central role of Vera Brittain, and she is joined by Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Taron Edgerton, and Miranda Richardson.

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, as one by one her fiancé, her brother and their closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered.

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.

Testament of Youth is one of the movies to watch out for at the BFI London Film Festival, where it will be one of the standout British films.

Testament of Youth is released 16th January 2015.

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