Testament of Youth script
Synopsis: Testament of Youth is a 2014 British drama film based on the First World War memoir of the same name written by Vera Brittain. The film stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain, an independent young woman who abandoned her Oxford studies to become a war nurse.[4] The film was directed by James Kent and written by Juliette Towhidi.

VICTOR:

Get out of the water! RATS!

Vera waves serenely back, seemingly unable to hear.

VERA:

Come on in!

Victor RUNS down the pier, DIVES in and swims towards her.

He surfaces to see her grinning face. He turns, to see Edward

now fully undressed, who grins at him and dives in.

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Victor realises he’s been had.

BASTARD!

VICTOR:

He SWIMS back towards Edward - who feigns panic.

EDWARD:

Oh no! Help! They’ve got me!

Victor DUCKS him - Vera watches, laughing.

7A OMMITTED 7A *

8 EXT. EDGE OF LAKE - A LITTLE LATER 8

Vera is finishing getting dressed behind a towel held up byEdward. Victor can be seen further away, hurriedly pulling onhis trousers.

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EDWARD:

So what about you and Victor?

VERA:

What about us?

EDWARD:

Come on....

VERA:

(non-committal)

He’s sweet.

EDWARD:

Sweet! All the attention’s making

you arrogant!

He sees she’s finished, flicks her with the towel, they playfight, as a shivering Victor comes over, holding his shoes.

VICTOR:

I’m a block of ice! *

Vera smiles, hands the towel to him, holding it out like acover for his bare torso. He takes it, grinning, and driesoff.

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*

Edward, finishing getting dressed, checks his watch.

EDWARD:

Come on, we should be getting back.

VERA:

(disappointed)

Do we have to?

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EDWARD:

Mother and father are expecting us.

Victor pointedly takes Edward’s jacket and puts it on. Edward *

smiles. *

VERA:

(playful) *

They’re always expecting us!

They’re driving me mad!

VICTOR:

I like your parents.

VERA:

That’s because you don’t have to

live with them.

EDWARD:

And Roland’ll be here soon.

VERA:

(sighing)

Oh yes, how could I forget...the

perfect one. *

The two boys smile, as they gather their things together.

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Juliette Towhidi

Juliette Towhidi is known for her work on Love, Rosie (2014), Calendar Girls (2003) and Testament of Youth (2014). more…

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