Terry George’s historical drama honored for its ability to inspire audiences
Open Road Films’ and Survival Pictures’ drama The Promise, directed and co-written by Terry George, has been honored with the Truly Moving Picture Award from nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film. Select theatrically-released titles — inspiring films that do more than entertain — receive the coveted industry designation throughout the year. Submissions are received directly from studios and producers for consideration.
“Powerful and relevant, The Promise is a sweeping epic which shines an important light on the Armenian Genocide,” said Greg Sorvig, Heartland Film’s director of film programming and marketing. “Led by an outstanding performance from Oscar Isaac, the Truly Moving Picture Award winner will inspire audiences all over the world.”
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. The Promise is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Terry George.
Truly Moving Picture Award winner The Promise will open in theaters everywhere April 21, 2017.