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Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Premiere Details

London: Monday 5th January 2015 – Empire, Leicester Square, London
New York: Tuesday 2nd June – Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, New York, NY

Directed: James Kent
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton

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Key Facts

  • Filming took place in and around difference locations of London, England.
  • Testament of Youth is based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir that goes by the same name.
  • To portray the war-blinded Victor Richardson, Colin Morgan spent a day at the Blind Veterans UK Charity Centre in Brighton where he was blindfolded, receiving the same training as Blind Veterans.
  • Alicia Vikander replaced Saoirse Ronan who was originally cast as the lead female but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The film was released in the UK in January 2015 but didn’t release in the USA and France until June 2015.



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