Unlike some reviewers I was completely drawn into the beautifully crafted movie. By describing the events in 1915 through contemporary characters who continue to be deeply affected by them, we can also feel their emotional upheavals. How can man be so cruel to man, why are the atrocities still denied by Turks, what could have been the reasons for so much hate, why are the excuses still put forward? The cinematic canvas is completed by recreations of the historical events in the 'film within the film', and the personal conflicts between the modern characters which have different levels of connection with the fate of Armenians in Turkey and their history. The film needs and deserves viewers who like to concentrate and have their own emotions stirred. Excellent acting and some beautiful photography - a delicious five-course meal of a film.