The Promise (2016)


127 MIN


It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, Istanbul, It’s once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian, arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photo-journalist Chris Myers, has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana, an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.