Tes­ta­ment of Youth

TV Times - - Soaps -

BBC2 (not N ire­land) 11.05pm - 1.10am

war Biopic ⊲ Ali­cia Vikan­der is out­stand­ing in this su­perb adap­ta­tion of Vera Brit­tain’s heart­break­ing World War One mem­oir. She gives a to­tally in­volv­ing per­for­mance as Vera, who starts off as a young woman with dreams of study­ing at Ox­ford then takes an over­whelm­ing emo­tional jour­ney as she goes on to wit­ness the hor­rors of war as a vol­un­teer nurse. Vikan­der gets ideal sup­port from Kit Har­ing­ton as her fi­ancé and Taron Eger­ton as her brother, while di­rec­tor James Kent brings the story’s con­trast­ing lo­ca­tions – from idyl­lic Der­byshire coun­try­side to night­mar­ish trenches – vividly to life. Dir: James Kent 2014, 12, 125min

To­gether: Har­ing­ton andVikan­der

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.