THE PROMISE Score: A
Run Time: 133 minutes
“The power of an intelligent script delivers two new “A” films not to be missed!”
THE PROMISE is an historical drama directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George. Mr. George was responsible for the magnificent film, HOTEL RWANDA. The screenplay was written by Mr. George and Robin Swicord (who was responsible for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON). This is one of the most important films to be released this year.
Turkey’s controversial referendum earlier this week which granted expansive new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdog, makes it all the more critical why this film should be seen.
The cast includes Oscar Isaac who plays Michael, a brilliant Armenian medical student. Christian Bale who plays Chris, a famous American photojournalist. Charlotte Le Bon who plays Ana — Chris’ girlfriend. The major cast also includes Shoreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Jean Reno and James Cromwell. The ensemble each delivers an outstanding performance.
The true star of this motion picture is the screenplay. In today’s new era of “Fake News”, our photojournalist is dedicated to exposing the truth. The Ottoman Empire is disintegrates before our eyes. The war brings the chaos as only a war can bring. And we are introduced as never before to the Armenian Genocide, the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians.
To this day, Turkey has never acknowledged the Armenian Genocide.