The Promise, the latest film from Hotel Rwanda helmer Terry George, is set for a world premiere at TIFF. […] The Promise is a romantic love triangle of sorts, set against the turbulent backdrop of the Armenian genocide as War World I began. Christian Bale […] plays an American photojournalist who travels to the area with his Armenian girlfriend, played by Charlotte Le Bon. There, they meet an Armenian apothecary, played by Oscar Isaac, and naturally sparks fly. Internal conflicts then meet external conflicts as the Ottoman Empire turns violently against its own people just as war breaks out.