Testament Of Youth
HBO, Astro Ch 412/HD Ch 431, 9.15am
Based on celebrated English author Vera Brittain’s autobiographical novel of the same name, the movie recounts the turbulent times encountered by various young people during World War 1. Brittain (Alicia Vikander) is studying at Oxford University and engaged to Roland Leighton (Kit Harington) a friend of her beloved brother, Edward (Taron Egerton). Although she had to fight her father to go to university, Brittain chooses to defer her studies in favour of being a volunteer nurse during the war. The film depicts the harrowing realities of life during the war and the many sacrifices that had to be made by men and women in the prime of their lives.