Preview: Testament Of Youth (12A)
PUBLISHED: 08:42 20 January 2015
THOUGHTS of World War One inevitably see minds turn to the casualties and sacrifices made in the trenches of Northern France.
Testament Of Youth however looks at the impact on the home front, particularly on young feminist Vera Brittain.
The film, based on her memoirs, charts Vera’s (Alicia Vikander) dream to gain a university place at Oxford, going against her parents’ wishes.
But the outbreak of war changes everything, with her brother and their friends signing up to fight.
Vera sacrifices her educational dream and signs up to the war effort by becoming a nurse.
But working in such a tough environment, witnessing first-hand such sorrow and loss, brings out a new side in Vera she never knew she had.