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Testament Of Youth

Testament Of Youth
Testament Of Youth

Film Details

Year

2014

Duration

124 minutes

Genres

Based on a true story, Drama, War

Language

English


Synopsis

Spanning 1900-1925 this is a loving adaptation of anti-war campaigner Vera Brittain’s memoir. Raised in a middle-class family in the English countryside, she successfully defies her parents and society norms by winning a scholarship to Oxford University. Her brother Edward introduces her to Roland, who shares her passion for literature and the two inevitably fall in love. However their lives are cruelly disrupted by the onset of World War One, both boys being sent to the front and Vera abandoning her studies to become a nurse. Confronted with the realities of war, we watch Vera adjust to the dramatic shifts in her life and, despite the clichés, provide a much-needed female experience of World War One on film.


Watch Testament Of Youth on Into Film+ and discover a selection of archive World War One newsreels from 1915 that we have added before and after the feature: Seeing the New Year In captures a raucous campfire gathering, Preston and District Roll of Honour 10th series depicts enlistees departing by train and German Trenches after Three Day's Bombardment shows destroyed German trenches.

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