Tale of love, loss during Armenian genocide explored in film “The Promise”

TORONTO — Terry George looked to past work from Canadian director Atom Egoyan exploring the Armenian genocide during the First World War before crafting his own vision of the harrowing true story for the screen.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker cited Egoyan"s 2002 film "Ararat" as one of many on the tragedy he watched as he readied to co-write and direct "The Promise," which opens in theatres on Friday.

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