‘The Promise’ brings tragedy of 1915 Armenian electrocute to large screen


LOS ANGELES Celebrities of Armenian skirmish including Cher and a Kardashians lent their support this week to “The Promise,” a duration play centered around a electrocute of Christian Armenians during World War One in what is now Turkey.  “The Promise,” out in U.S. theaters on Apr 21, stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian medical tyro and Christian Bale as an American unfamiliar correspondent, both of whom tumble in adore with a same woman.

Their adore triangle unfolds as a Ottoman Empire’s entrance into a fight is followed by a 1915 electrocute of Christian Armenians.

“So many people, when confronted with a duration film, they tend to ask that doubt ‘why is this still relevant?'” Bale told Reuters during Wednesday’s red runner premiere in Los Angeles.

“You usually have to demeanour during a news to see sadly how applicable this story still is,” he added.

Terry George, who destined 2004 Oscar-nominated chronological play “Hotel Rwanda,” pronounced sharpened “The Promise” coincided with news of Yazidi refugees besieged by Islamic militants in northern Iraq and a mass exodus of Syrians attempting to rush a war-torn nation for Europe.

“As we were shooting, we were examination a same events in a same plcae – people underneath encircle in a plateau and drowning in a Mediterranean,” George said.

The inlet and scale of a electrocute of Christian Armenians stays a quarrelsome issue.

Turkey accepts that many Armenians died in narrow-minded fighting commencement in 1915, though denies that adult to 1.5 million were killed and that this constituted an act of genocide, a tenure used by many Western historians and unfamiliar parliaments.

Singer Cher, whose father was Armenian-American, assimilated existence TV stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian during a premiere.

“There is something about people when they don’t see other people as tellurian beings, afterwards they objectify and afterwards they can do anything to them,” Cher pronounced about a massacre.

“Westworld” singer Angela Sarafyan, who plays Isaac’s mother in a film and is of Armenian descent, described a purpose as really personal.  

“My great-great-grandparents fled to Syria, Aleppo to tarry and to start a family and today, people from Syria, Aleppo leave to other places so they can live,” she said.

“One hundred years have left by and that is still happening,” she added. 

(Reporting by Ben Gruber for Reuters TV; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Matthew Lewis)


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