Promised giveaway

Fresh from its premiere at the 2019 Lavazza Italian Film Festival and featuring a stellar Italian-Australian cast including Paul Mercurio and Tina Arena, Promised is a romantic drama that is certain to hit home.

In Melbourne in 1953, five year old Robert and newborn Angela are promised in marriage by their fathers, Sal (Mercurio) and Joe. Against the misgivings of Angela’s mother (Arena), Sal is insistent that he must uphold his promise to Joe – an influential well connected man who Sal is indebted to.

Fast forward to 1974, and Angela (Antoinette Iesue) is now a beautiful, intelligent and modern lady whose aspirations lie well beyond the family pastry shop. Robert (Daniel Berini) now 25, has just returned home from studying law abroad at Oxford. Despite changing times, fading traditions and Angela’s love for another man, she is still expected to marry Robert. As a web of secrets, lies and revelations surface, it teaches everyone involved that love, like life, can never be perfectly arranged. 

CTC In cinemas from Oct 24

View the trailer More at the official website, including a list of participating cinemas nationwide.

Thanks to Umbrella Entertainment we have 10 double in-season passes to give away  For a chance to win all you have to do is email us at with Promised in the subject line, telling us the name of the Australian movie that made Paul Mercurio a household name in 1992. (Hint: “Love is in the air, everywhere I look around…”) And so sorry to put that song in your head… Make sure you include your name and a postal address for the prize. Entries close midday Friday October 18.


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