The adaptation of renowned writer Vera Brittain’s Testament Of Youth is upon us, and its heartfelt story of love, loss and the Great War looks set to resonate with audiences the world.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love 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.
The film’s young cast including Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Taron Egerton all appear to give solid performances, but it’s Vikander who the film really belongs to. She fully realizes the passion and persona of Vera Brittain, a real life writer, nurse, feminist and pacifist whose groundbreaking memoir shared the letters that she wrote to her fiancee Roland Leighton (Harington) and brother Edward (Egerton), both of whom were killed during the war.
This powerful true life story is filled with compelling ideas, and anchored performances from its young cast, and will arrive in cinemas on April 23.