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Review – Testament of Youth

Based on the celebrated memoir of Vera Brittain the grandmother of Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Shirley Williams, Testament of Youth’s story begins over an idyllic summer in Derbyshire in 1914. Vera (Alicia Vikander), her brother Edward (Taron Egerton), and friend Victor Richardson (Colin Morgan) are passing the time before high school graduation. Children of privilege, the only real strife on the horizon is the conflict between Vera and her pragmatic father (Dominic West) over her hopes to study English at Oxford University. Continue reading