Alicia Vikander, star of Testament of Youth, will be at Palace Brighton Bay on Saturday to introduce the screening as part of the 2014 Emirates British Film Festival.

Direct from its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, this epic coming of age war tale is based on Vera Brittain’s memoir of World War I, which eighty years on, remains one of the most powerful and famous memoirs of the 20th Century.

The young Vera Brittain, played by the captivating Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina), is an intelligent and free-minded woman who overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton (Kit Harington; Game of Thrones) and together they pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War brings everything to a grinding halt, and tears the couple apart…

Screening details:
Palace Brighton Bay
Sat 22 Nov, 6.15pm
Alicia Vikander will be in attendance to introduce the film.

For more details on the films screening, head to the festival homepage.

The Emirates British Film Festival will run until Nov 26 and concludes with the closing night gala The Imitation Game.

Check out the official trailer for Testament of Youth below: