Testament of Youth is a 2014 English-language Biography Drama motion picture written by Juliette Towhidi and directed by James Kent and produced by Rosie Alison and David Heyman under the banner of BBC Films in collaboration with Heyday Films. 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. Written by Guy Bellinger. Testament of youth stars Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell and Jerry Willey. The film is based on Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain. The music was composed by Max Richter. Cinematography was done by Rob Hardy and editing by Lucia Zucchetti. The movie has a running time of 129 minutes. It was released on 16th January 2015. Testament of Youth was made on a budget of $10 million and at the box office it grossed only $5 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by Lionsgate.
Biography , Drama , History , War
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