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Film Friday #273

Testament of Youth (2014)

This cinematic interpretation of Vera Brittain’s (Alicia Vikander) memoir spanning WWI looks at coming of age in one of the most turbulent times in modern history and what it meant for a generation of young British people. Vera comes from a privileged family where her parents’ greatest wish is for her to marry well. She on the other hand dreams of attending Oxford University but the outbreak of war leads her to follow what she feels is her duty and become a nurse. Read more…