Testament of Youth | 2015

Drama, War
Vera Brittain, a young woman in Britain circa 1914, gives her account of how her entire generation was consumed and irrevocably altered by the onset of World War I.

Cast

... Vera Brittain

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... Roland Leighton

Actor

... Edward Brittain

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... Mrs. Brittain

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... Hope Milroy

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... Victor Richardson

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... Aunt Belle

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... Winifred Holtby

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... Geoffrey Thurlow

Actor

... Mrs Leighton

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... Mr Leighton

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... Headmaster

Actor

Company

Production Company

ATV Hire Ltd

Production Company

Action Amps

Production Company

Production Company

Airstar Ltd

Production Company

Amputees In Action

Production Company

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 griefs of war, as one by one those closest to her are killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But, an indefatigable spirit, Vera endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to find a new purpose, which spurs her towards a powerful act of remembrance.

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