‘The Promise’ uses a love triangle to tell the story of the Armenian Genocide

There is no shortage of films on the Armenian Genocide. 20 documentary films since 1945. 15 feature movies prior to The Promise from writer/director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, Reservation Road). However, given the refusal of the government of Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide over a century later, the issue is important enough to warrant another feature telling the tale.

‘Anthropoid’ brings life to an important historical event

Anthropoid is another in the long line of feature films based on historic events that took place during World War II. Its title comes from Operation Anthropoid, the code-name for an Allied operation to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler’s third-in-command. It is set in Czechoslovakia during the period from December of 1941 through May of 1942.