#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A long, long time ago, back in the spring of 1914, they were so happy together. There was Vera Brittain, an upper class girl with ideas of her own; and her bright brother Edward; and his group of friends among whom Roland Leighton, wonderful, handsome, sensitive Roland Vera had fallen for… Always having great times together talking, laughing, exchanging ideas, walking, eating, swimming together; all of them envisioning the glittering future they deserved: Vera, despite her father’s opposition, would study at Oxford, marry Roland and be a famous writer; Roland, as for him, would be acclaimed as a great poet while Edward and his friends would each become a prominent figure in his respective field… But then came that fateful day on 4 August 1914 when Britain declared war on Germany. All those beautiful dreams were to be shattered one after the other. All except one: Vera wound up becoming a writer… A writer but a pacifist as well.
Plot: Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
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Great visuals and Alicia Vikander really lift this adaptation of Vera Brittain’s powerful memoir
Vikander’s assured performance really saves this film from being just another solemn costume drama, and it’s largely thanks to her that the passion that inspired Vera Brittain’s antiwar classic still shows through despite a sometimes rushed and perfunctory screenplay. Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) is suitably intense as Vera’s fiancé, Roland Leighton (didn’t recognize John Snow at first in his new guise as beardless nature poet).
The camera may seem to dwell too much on idyllic country scenes and beautiful vistas at the expense of plot and character, though that does help to heighten the contrast between Vera’s privileged but restricted prewar life and the new life of purpose and endless horror that awaits her at a field hospital in France. The camera’s used most effectively when the two worlds collide-to illustrate Roland’s poem addressed to the corpse of a German soldier found lying in a patch of wildflowers, most of all in the panorama of a boundless field of dead and dying men surrounding the hospital after a “big push” (which echoes the famous crane shot after the Battle of Atlanta in “Gone with the Wind”). I’ll let the nitpickers figure out if the Leightons’ house on the South Coast really did have a magnificent view of what looks like the White Cliffs of Dover, but the stormy shoreline makes the perfect backdrop for a scene in which Roland returns angry and shellshocked from the front
The basic storyline-Vera’s service in France and her romance with Roland Leighton-is skillfully dramatized and very moving; her struggle with the conventions of Georgian family life is somewhat less involving, one exception being an ironic episode in which she’s summoned back from the front to deal with a family “crisis,” only to find that her mother’s gotten sick and has fallen behind with the housework
The much-praised ’79 series with Cheryl Campbell only seems to be available on VHS and Region 2 DVD; I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this gorgeous and affecting new version as an alternative.
A heartbreaking snapshot of true life events
This magical film focuses on the diaries of the noted writer Vera Brittain. Vera battles against all objections to win a post at Oxford university, studying English literature at Somerville Cottage. War breaks out, and all those close around her sign up to fight, including her love Roland, wanting to help and make a difference she turns her back on Oxford and becomes a nurse. The War had heartbreaking consequences for so many, Vera included.
The film boasts an utterly wonderful cast, it’s no wonder that there are some fabulous performances, Alicia Vikander is utterly sensational as Vera, watching this film you’d never in your dreams believe she was Swedish, her RP English is incredible. I’ve been a life long fan of Miranda Richardson, and she doesn’t disappoint, she truly is a national treasure. Colin Morgan is excellent as Victor, one scene in particular was incredibly moving.
The period detail is impeccable, the buildings, decor, fashions, hairstyles etc, all is as it should be, it certainly looks the part.
The scenes in France are so sad, very distressing, but painfully real I imagine. You’d need to be made of granite not to feel something.
There is a huge switch in tone in the film, the first 40 minutes are gentle, almost idyllic, but as War strikes there’s a shift, it’s almost purposely slow to begin.
It’s a fabulous film, one that totally draws you in, I found it extremely engaging. Beautifully acted, you will need your hankies, not ashamed to admit I cried. 9/10
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, War
Director James Kent
Writer Vera Brittain (autobiography), Juliette Towhidi (screenplay by)
Actors Alicia Vikander, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West
Country UK, Denmark
Awards 5 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Heyday Films
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta F65
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SRMemory
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), F65 RAW (4K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema