Saturday, January 24, 2015

10 thoughts on...Testament of Youth

  1. It is incredibly refreshing (and oh so rare) that a film as great as this will appear so unexpectedly...
  2. ...which is an unfortunate scenario for the film which was rushed into British cinemas before a proper route through festivals and finding an international distributor. This film deserves better and I hope word of mouth and a US release will give it the audience it deserves.
  3. This is better than all of the Oscar nominated films on UK release right now. 
  4. James Kent (who also directed the wonderful Margaret for BBC TV) is a director with a very exciting future. 
  5. As do the majority of this cast. Particularly the always outstanding Alicia Vikander and the charming Taron Egerton. 
  6. War is terrible.
  7. Every element of this film is incredibly delicate yet powerful. The cinematography, the performances, the music...swoon.
  8. I can't wait to watch this again.
  9. There are many handsome men to lust over.
  10. Will this film find the audience it deserves with a wider release elsewhere and, no doubt, discovery on British television?

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