Monday 12 January &
Friday 16 to Thursday 29 January
(12A) 2hrs 10mins
USA 2014 Dir. James Kent
Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Dominic West, Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Alicia Vikander
Vera Brittain’s autobiographical account of growing up as a young woman before and during World War One is one of the most enduring accounts of the effect of the war on women, and it remains a powerful story 100 years on. Alicia Vikander plays the young Vera, who falls in love with Roland (Kit Harington, Game Of Thrones), only to see him go to war with hundreds of thousands of other young men. This is her story, however, and she works as a nurse, with wounded men from the Western Front. Emily Watson and Dominic West play her parents. The script is written by Juliette Towhidi, who also wrote Calendar Girls.