• Testament of Youth (2015)

Testament of Youth

Release Date: June 5th, 2015

DVD Release Date: October 20th, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

During World War I, Oxford University student Vera Brittain (Alicia Vikander) postpones her studies to serve as a nurse while her suitor, her brother and a secret admirer face death in the trenches.

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Dominic West, Hayley Atwell, Miranda Richardson

Director: James Kent

Genres: War , Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Heyday Films

Keywords: Emotional, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, Inspiring, Transformation, Love, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Thanks to this new film, though, any questions about her potential have been dispelled. Alicia Vikander has fully and memorably arrived, a luminous presence with a gift for tenderness, an instinct for understatement and formidable reserves of passion—she not only rises to the challenge of Vera’s climactic speech, but elevates the pacifist rhetoric into furious poetry. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    It’s a sad, sad film about the tragic loss of a generation, but the thought of Brittain moving through the generations to deliver her message afresh is somehow a consolation in its final, rallying cry. show more

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