Lionsgate UK just released a new trailer for James Kent’s Testament of Youth. The film is based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir of the same name and stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain herself. Vikander is joined by Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington who plays her fiancé, Roland Leighton.
It’s unfortunate that the film’s only got a January 16th UK release at the moment because this new Testament of Youth international trailer is an especially moving one. Vikander’s got quite the commanding on-screen presence and Harington actually manages to show off more than one facial expression. Hit the jump to check it out for yourself. The film also stars Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Jonathan Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nicholas Farrell, Dominic West and Miranda Richardson.
Via Lionsgate Films UK.
Here’s the synopsis of Testament of Youth:
Intelligent and free-spirited Vera overcomes the narrow-mindedness of her conservative parents, winning a scholarship to Oxford. Entranced by her brother’s dashing friend Roland, who shares her literary aspirations, she plunges into an intoxicating romance. Blooming, in love and on the cusp of fulfilling her ambitions, Vera’s dreams are brutally shattered by the onset of war. When Roland and her brother ship out to the front, she abandons the cloistered environs of university life and volunteers as a nurse. Immediately confronted with the pitiless reality of the war’s victims, her life is irrevocably changed as she loses, one-by-one, the young men she held so dear.