I suppose it’s my duty as a historian of the Middle East to see the two new feature films set in Ottoman Anatolia during WWI: “The Promise” (Armenian view; trailer: https://youtu.be/Pk4TivbNVUM) and “The Ottoman Lieutenant” (as title suggests; trailer: https://youtu.be/7BJyAgU5Yr8). As a historian, I know I’ll come out dissatisfied by both, but it seems a lot of film reviewers and filmgoers aren’t wildly enthusiastic either, for other reasons. And you?
Shared publicly