Testament of Youth (12A)

16/06/2015 @ 7:45 pm – 9:55 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
01538 386112


Vera Brittain’s beloved and powerful memoir is exquisitely realised in this moving portrayal of a generation lost to the First World War. After overcoming her family’s prejudices Vera wins a scholarship to Oxford, where her free thinking spirit thrives and an intoxicating romance blossoms, until the war makes its shattering impact. Alicia Vikander heads a uniformly excellent cast as Vera, in an ode to one of our greatest pacifist thinkers, deftly balancing romance and sober reality. With local resonances, (Vera Brittain was brought up in Buxton and her father ran the paper mill in Cheddleton), this will be a popular film. Book early to ensure a seat.

UK, 2014, 130 mins.


Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

Advance tickets available from Over the Rainbow (Sheepmarket, Leek),  Foxlowe Gallery or online.

Tickets normally also available on the door.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *