16 Aug “The Promise,” Starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac to Premiere at TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival announced today it has bolstered its lineup with the addition of several new films, including Survival Pictures’ The Promise,” starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte Le Bon. The film is directed by Terry George.
The Promise, Terry George, USA/Spain, World Premiere
Michael, a humble Armenian apothecary, leaves his village to study medicine in cosmopolitan Constantinople. Chris, an American photojournalist who has come to the country to partly cover the geopolitics, is in a relationship with the talented Ana, a Paris-educated, Armenian artist. When Michael meets Ana, their shared heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Ottoman Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives. Starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale.