The Promise is drenched in production value and replete with ravishing shots of sunrises and sunsets, but it's in the scenes of fleeing, of battle, and of horrendous loss that the film is at its most effective. Despite its flaws, it's important that it was made. Director Terry George delivers a scalding dramatization of the Ottoman Empire's genocidal annihilation of its Armenian citizens, and then dulls it with a soapy, invented love triangle. Its lack of focus and momentum is detrimental to the pacing, tone, and to the emotional connection with the characters.
It never quite makes clear to what promise they're referring, but the flaws can be forgiven for the ambition of the story.
Those interested in an often-overlooked piece of history, and the resilience of the people who acted against it, will find The Promise to be engaging. That awkward mix of romance and violence hobbles "The Promise," an otherwise well-intentioned attempt to dramatize the murder of over one million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian people deserve a better film bringing their horrific struggles into the spotlight, and maybe one will eventually come, but with that said the film isn't a complete disaster. The acting and costumes are reasonably good, but it seems as if it might have been a bit watered-down -- almost like a Hallmark presentation of the Armenian genocide.
It's good, but it could have been a lot better. More Top Movies Trailers. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Black Panther Dominates Honorees. Trending on RT Avengers: Post Share on Facebook.
View All Videos 2. Movie Info Empires fall, love survives. When Michael Oscar Isaac , a brilliant medical student, meets Ana Charlotte Le Bon , their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana's boyfriend Chris Christian Bale , a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.
PG for thematic material including war attrocities, violence and disturbing images, and some sexuality. Terry George , Robin Swicord.
The same methods used in the Armenian genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis. While human rights issues and related history are included in the social studies curricula of many public schools in the U. Currently, the Armenian Genocide is not a required subject in history courses, and the lack of educational resources leaves it on the sidelines.
Your donation will increase awareness about the Armenian Genocide by ensuring that schools are sent age-appropriate materials to be integrated into their curriculum including a DVD of The Promise to initiate dialogue in classrooms. The Promise premiered to audiences across North America on April 21 and continues to open in theaters across the globe. In an unprecedented move, Survival Pictures announced its intention to KeepThePromise and donate all proceeds from the theatrical run to nonprofit organizations.
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If you are a donor and have identified public institutions in your area to which you wish to designate packages with your donation, please email the specific request instructions to keepthepromise agbu. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Mackenzie Miller is a beautiful and successful young woman who is searching for Mr. She is also trying to keep a promise that she made to her dying grandmother.
That promise was that Ib and Boum decide to commit suicide together in Bangkok in After reneging on the promise, the vengeful ghost of Ib returns 20 years later to haunt Boum and her 15 year old daughter, Bell. After watching this film, i must praise for everything it has done. I cant stop giving compliments for the cast and crew. Especially the main character Boum and her daughter Bell, the two young friends Boum and Ib is also excellent at acting. Thanks to cast for showing such excellent acting skill. I want to mention the older Boum, she is the real actress.
Her actions, her expressions, her voices And i seemed to fall in love with her from the first sight. I m telling the truth that she and young Boum is very Thailand traditionally beautiful.
And Boum's style is also attractive. It just made people thrilled, a bit scared in some scenes.
Proper curriculum in schools and access to information are key. That promise was that His parents, and particularly his mother, persuade him to marry his betrothed and seek refuge in a remote mountain cabin where she soon becomes pregnant. Routledge and Kegan Paul. But as the launches return to the ship, a Turkish artillery barrage throws Ana and Yeva, the young daughter of Mikael's uncle, overboard. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. You can support the contributions directed to Armenian Genocide education initiatives in the USA by using these links:.
In general, for one who is mad for horror films, TP is not suitable in many ways. But, for one who doesn't want to be too scared but cares about many loving relationships in society, wants to be grossed in dramatic scenes, TP is suitable. The plot of TP is extremely OK for every1 in general.
It is worth-watching and OK in everything, a qualified piece of art. You know, in the cinema room, not only me but also other people couldn't keeping our feelings and we really enjoyed every minutes with the movie. It spreads many meaningful messages. You may sometimes startle, shout out loud and even burst to tears.