2.5

Testament of Youth

Biography Drama History


 

A young lady decides to become a nurse on the front-line after the involvement of her fiancée and brothers in the World War.

Based on a war memoir, "Testament of Youth" lacks the emotion and passion for such an important film. The slow pace of the story is akin to a pain-killer, over time it dulls the senses. While the setting and romance are beautifully shot, they also distract from the grim reality of life during the depression, and war. There's no question against the nobility and endeavour of the main character. Sadly her underlying message gets lost in the style of delivery. Testament of patience.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 23rd April 2015
Transmission Films 129 mins