Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth Synopsis

Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton as they go to university to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the grief of war, as one by one her closest friends are all killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures, rediscovers love and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to create a world in which such a war can never take place again.

Credits

Starring:

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

Director:

James Kent

Producers:

David Heyman, Rosie Alison

Screenplay:

Juliette Towhidi

Executive Producers:

Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer, Hugo Heppell, Zygi Kamasa, Richard Mansell

Distributor:

Lionsgate

Credits summary:

BBC Films, Heyday Films, Screen Yorkshire and BFI present in association with Hotwells Productions, Nordisk Film Production and LipSync A Heyday Films Production

Certificate:

tbc

Running time:

tbc

Release Dates

Released

16 January 2015

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