Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Testament of Youth

This post is brought to you by my unerring ability to find movies that involve British actors from well known television programs.  In this case, it was Game of Thrones and Merlin.  So while actors helped me find the film, I also found a new book to check out.

In this case, the memoir Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain.

In 1915, Vera Brittain decides to enlist in the war as a nurse instead of going to University.  She served in a several places including the Western Front.

Testament of Youth describes her experiences as a nurse and as someone who experienced incredible loss throughout the war.

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And now there's even a film based on her memoir.  How exciting!  It stars Kit Harington from Game of Thrones and Colin Morgan from Merlin.  Alicia Vikander plays the lead role.  She was in Ex Machina and Anna Karenina. 

The film will have a limited release in North America and it should be floating around starting June 5th.  The trailer is below.  I hope people will get out there and give the movie and the book a chance.

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