Testament of Youth is a movie that is set to hit the big screen today and is an adaptation of the World War I memoir by Vera Brittain.

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

Alicia Vikander takes on the central role of Brittain in the film, a woman who experienced the war first hand as a nurse on the first line. Unlike so many war movies that have gone before, Testament of Youth is a story told from a female point of view and what their experiences were like during the First World War.

Testament of Youth was released back in 1933, and is now considered a classic in feminist literature and is now brought to the screen for the first time by director James Kent - the memoir has been adapted into a screenplay by Juliette Towhidi, who wrote Calendar Girls.

If you are planning to go and watch Testament of Youth this weekend, we have a trio of clips for you to take a look at:

Testament of Youth marks the feature film directorial debut for Kent, who has been behind TV projects such as The Thirteenth Ghost, The White Queen, and Marchlands in recent years. And the director has brought together a terrific cast as Vikander is joined by Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, and Emily Watson are just some of the great names that have come together to tell this true story.

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Testament of Youth is out now.

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