We took a break from some heavy cleaning yesterday - staying indoors is so
much cooler these days that even household chores aren't so bad!
Noting in the morning paper a movie I'd been awaiting had opened,
we headed to a local 'art house' cinema just up the road for the early matinée.
What a fabulous movie Testament of Youth proved to be.
Based on the true story of Vera Brittain's best-selling memoir,
it was beautifully filmed in several English locations including Oxford, Yorkshire,
Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Greenwich, London. Although scenes of the
devastation, futility, and immense sadness of World War I brought tears and a lump to
my throat, the acting, costumes, and on point period settings of the scenes, made
for a breathtaking, enjoyable movie.
Speaking of acting, the entire cast did a splendid job. Alicia Vikander, a stunning
new to me actress, plays Vera. She's in almost every scene, and is truly amazing.
Hope you have a chance to view this movie, especially if you're a history buff.
Bob and I were enthralled. I left the cinema thinking it's one of those films I could
watch again and again, and that doesn't happen to me often.