TESTAMENT OF YOUTH:
Friday, August 7 – 7 pm,
Saturday, August 8 – 3 & 7 pm,
Sunday, August 9 – 3 & 7 pm,
Wednesday, August 12 – 7 pm,
and Thursday, August 13 – 7 pm.
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir of 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. (C) Sony Classics.
Insider’s tip: Without battle sequences or scenes depicting acts of courage, this screen adaptation of Vera Brittain’s bestselling World War I memoir (1933) depicts the challenges and frustration of those who served in the conflict. As a NY Times Critics’ Pick, the acting, screenplay and cinematography of this excellently-crafted film are affirmed. Critic Godfrey Cheshire gives special praise to the “extraordinary” performance of Swedish actress, Alicia Vikander, as Vera Brittain, noting her “amazing job conveying one young Englishwoman’s strength, resilience, intelligence and vulnerability.”