New Period Films 2015


Once upon a time, I didn’t really “get” the women’s suffrage movement until my history professor from years ago shared a quote by a militant Suffragette:

“Our hearts burn within us when we read the great mottoes which celebrate the liberty of your country; when we go to France and we read the words, liberty, fraternity, and equality, don’t you think that we appreciate the meaning of those words? And when we wake to the knowledge that these things are not for us, they are only for our brothers, then there comes a sense of bitterness into the hearts of some women, and they say to themselves, “Will men never understand?” – Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

I love it when the things I studied at university come to life on screen.

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

During World War I, a young English woman named Vera Brittain, postpones her studies at Oxford University to serve as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse in London and abroad. After the war she returns to Oxford to read history and later becomes a writer, feminist and pacifist.
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ooooh…just my cup o’ tea!
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10 responses to “New Period Films 2015

  1. Grace Catherine

    Oh, i’m pretty sure the second one is going to break my heart.


  2. Corinne

    All of these look good, but I’m especially excited by Suffragette! 😀


  3. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think the background music for Testament of Youth is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for showing me this,


    • Thanks to you, I visited Youtube to see whether the background was out. It was, as well as the entire soundtrack, so I checked it out–it really is gorgeous!


  4. I saw a trailer for “Testament of Youth” the other day and dropped everything I was doing to watch. It looks like exactly the kind of movie I’d love!

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  5. I’m late to this as I only JUST read this post now (tsk tsk me) but I sooo want to watch A Little Chaos. I’ve been getting some pretty great period film recommendations from you!


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