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‘Testament of Youth’ Director on Making a Period Film Feel Fresh and Relevant

Director James Kent and cinematographer Rob Hardy talk to Televisual about their period film Testament of Youth, based on Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir.

Says Kent, “It’s hard to get around that period film aspect. You have the architecture of the film, the old buildings, the costumes, the beautiful people wearing a better version of what they wear in Downton while at the same time you’re adapting a memoir that is a rock solid icon. You need to bring something true to our historical filmic routes but that feels like a new take for a new generation coming to A Testament of Youth.”

Watch a clip from Testament of Youth below. Read the full story here.