Testament Of Youth hält den Vergleich mit vielen anderen Kostüm-Draman der BBC stand, vor allem auch wegen der superben Leistung der Hauptdarstellerin Alicia Vikander! James Kents Drama unterscheidet sich aber durch eine Besonderheit: In Testament Of Youth werden die Schrecken des ersten Weltkrieges nachempfunden... mehr auf cinegeek.de
A pesar de que la historia es más que predecible, "Testament of youth" no deja de ser atractivo gracias al toque de época. Lo mejor es el final que provoca una sensación melancólica. Crear ese contraste entre el inicio de la historia frente al desenlace conmueve, aunque razona con optimismo en lugar de ensalzar la tragedia.
Solid film, interesting story, but remains quite shallow and conventional throughout. It's funny that even though this is the story of Vera Brittain, based on her own words, she is never cited directly, whereas the poems of her lover are a constant theme of the film. Nothing new, it's all revolving around the men.
3.5. This wasn't as much of a love story as I thought it would be, which is good. It focusses on all the losses of a young woman during the first World War. The cinematography was beautiful and I did get emotionally invested in the story, though the lead actress' performance stayed a bit bleak. There were only a few moments where she really showed her pain -apart from that she seemed quite cold and distant.
Unfortunately I haven't got the chance to read Vera Brittain's memoir, so I can't compare. Sometimes I feel that period-war films only get made to get awards recognition and although this film doesn't differ that much from that (still a good movie anyways), it's always nice to see these stories told from a woman's perspective. Alicia Vikander is once again sublime. I'm looking forward to see her upcoming work (3.5)
A solid rendition of a story you've seen and heard a hundred times. Unfortunately, what begins as a tale of an independent woman becomes the story of a woman who is wholly preoccupied by her relationships with men, stunting her character development drastically. Superb mise-en-scène, breathtaking cinematography and music, and Vikander's incredible performance certainly fill the void. (Jon Snow is just okay.)
The beautiful Alicia Vikander plays Vera Brittain a true force for women's rights giving up her place at Oxford to serve as a nurse on the front line in the First World War. She falls desperately in love with her brother's friend Roland played by Kit Harington from Game of Thrones. Produced by David Heyman this will become a historical set piece that will encourage more to read her excellent book of the same title.