The Promise (2016)

Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)

This historical drama, set during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, follows Mikael, an Armenia medical student, Chris, an American journalist, and Ana, an Armenia-born woman who grew up in France. Mikael (Oscar Isaac) is an apothecary, going to medical school when he meets Ana, and falls in love. Ana is with Chris (Christian Bale), the journalist, but she also falls in love with Mikael. The movie follows the three of them as they try to survive the Armenian genocide, whether they are trying to save their family or orphans.

I enjoyed this movie, even though it was about a difficult subject. This movie allowed me to learn some facts about the Armenian genocide that I didn’t know. It was a sad, poignant movie.

Located in DVDs (DVD PROMISE)

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