Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Based on a true story, Drama, War Films
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.
A film guide that looks at Sunset Song (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Testament of Youth (2014), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Moving French romance in which a woman tries to find at the end of World War I against all hope if her fiance is still alive.
14+ years 134 mins
Dramatic World War One film from author Michael Morpurgo, charting the story of two brothers journeying to No Man's Land.
11–16 years 102 mins
Available to stream
The friendship between 16-year-old farmer’s son Albert and his horse Joey is violently shattered by the outbreak of the First World War.
11–16 years 141 mins
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With the start of a new school year upon us, we've highlighted some of our great free resources for use with key calendar events and throughout the Autumn term.
Reading time 4 mins
A curated list of five primary and five secondary book-to-film adaptations, which are available to stream at home across a variety of platforms.
Reading time 7 mins
Our films programming team offer up their selections for film of the year. Is yours on there?
Reading time 8 mins
Reporter Dorothy interviews actor Kit Harington about First World War film Testament of Youth, an adaptation of Vera Brittain's famed wartime memoir.
Viewing time 3 mins
To coincide with the release of He Named Me Malala, explore more films that see women driving positive change.
Reading time 10 mins
We explore how film can be used to teach young people about the far-reaching impact and effect that war and conflict can have, on both soldiers and civilians.
Reading time 4 mins
Celebrate International Women's Day with our suite of resources, film guides, and video interviews.
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