Upcoming feature film The Promise, which takes on the subject of the Armenian Genocide, is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.
Expectations for The Promise are high, not least because its director is Terry George of Hotel Rwanda (2004) fame, and it features Golden Globe winner Oscar Issac, Academy Award winning actor Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in starring roles. The film is produced by Survival Pictures, which was founded by the late Kirk Kerkorian, who was of Armenian origin.
The Promise centres on the developing love triangle between an Armenian medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a Paris-educated Armenian artist during the final days of the Ottoman Empire.
TIFF announced earlier this week that the film will be featured as one of the event’s prestigious opening weekend galas on 11 September. According to Armenian internet magazine Asbarez, The Promise could be in cinemas as early as December.