The great historical action The Rising Hawk will be released in Ukraine on October 10, 2019

• 19.09.2018

Historical action The Rising Hawk from film director Akhtem Seitablayev, produced by Kinorob and Cinema Day with the support of Ukrainian State film Agency will be released on the 10th of October 2019.

This was informed by the team of the film during the opening of panel discussion “Ukrainian film in release. Win-Win strategy”, that took a place within 8-th KYIV MEDIA WEEK Forum. Besides, project producer Egor Olesov mentioned TV channel “Ukraine” as the main media-partner. The movie, that is based on the novel of Ivan Franko will be distributed by Ukrainian leading distribution company - Ukrainian Film Distribution.

“The Rising Hawk is very remarkable movie project that has all the chances to become a real breakthrough not only in terms of Ukrainian cinema, but also to show some good results at international market, - said Egor Olesov, project producer.And we are glad that in honour of the projects success we united all the film market leaders of Ukraine: FILM.UA Group – the biggest studio in Ukraine, main TV-Chanel – “Ukraine”, that is also the main media-partner and broadcaster of the film, and of course, the biggest Ukrainian film distributor – Ukrainian Film Distribution.

"The novel Zakhar Berkut, it’s values and meanings – patriotism, defence of your home and family, personal freedom and responsibility, great, powerful, strong feelings –are very important for our self-identification. These words sound more than actual today. The film version of one of the most popular and beloved Ukrainian novels, will be no doubts the main premiere of a coming year, that we, as the most ranked TV Chanel, are providing a great promotion. I am sure that our cooperation is going to help to attract as much spectators as possible to a high-quality national film.”- comments Viktoria Korogorod, “Ukraine” TV Chanel director.

 “We can say for sure, that film The Rising Hawk is going to be a remarkable event for Ukrainian cinematograph and will be one of the leaders of cash offices”- supposes Andriy Diychenko, UFD director.

“I am very glad about the cooperation of the film industry leaders that will curate the successful release of The Rising Hawk. In creative sphere the idea that demand breeds supply is wrong for a long time already. The supply breeds a demand, because people cannot have a wish about something they don’t know. It’s necessary to tell them about Ukrainian film: successful screening depends on the right constructed promo-company as well. I hope that modern film-version of one of the most famous novels of Ukrainian literature will be successfully greeted by the audience.”mentioned Phylyp Illienko, the head of Ukrainian State Film Agency.

Before Kinorob company has signed an agreement with FILM. UA Group about service supply basing on special conditions for production, promotion and distribution of historical action The Rising Hawk within a project case of FILM. UA Group, supported by Ukrainian State Film Agency.


Shooting of The Rising Hawk was held in Transcarpathia and in the Kyiv region this summer. The work of the film was attended by a large international team of actors. In particular, on the wide screen, viewers will see:  Andriy Isayenko (Cyborgs), Oleh Voloschenko (The Stronghold), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Die Hard 2, Last Action Hero, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle),  Tsegmid Tserenbold (Zhauzhürek myng bala) Tommy Flanagan (Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City)Poppy Drayton (The Downtown Abbey, The Little Mermaid), Ayan Otepbergen (Zhauzhürek myng bala, Diamond Sword), Alex MacNicoll (The 5th Wave, A.X.L.), Viktor Zhdanov (Cyborgs), Erzhan Nurymbet (The Stronghold, Sardar, The Winning Sword, The Bride)Alison Doody (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill), Alina Kovalenko, Daulet  Abdygaparov (The Nomad, The Liquidator, The Horde)Rocky MyersOleh Stefan, Nurken Tumatayev (McMafia), Oliver Trevena, Maryna Koshkina, Marat Abdullayev (The Liquidator, Taraz), Stanislav Lozovskyi, Daniyar Akhmetov, Viktoriya Kleshenko-Pylypchuk, and others.  

It was informed that team of The Rising Hawk, film produced by Kinorob and Cinema Day, supported by Ukrainian State Film Agency, joined colleagues from Hollywood. The movie, directed by Akhtem Seytablayev was codirected by John Wynn. Producers from American side are: Yuriy Karnovsky, Jeff Rice and Raja Collins. The whole creative and content work is made by Ukrainian part, and American partners are realising the communication between the cast and are promoting the movie at the States market.

After screenings in movies the film will be shown at “Ukraine” TV Chanel.

The partner and consultant of the film is International Ivan Franko Found.

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Title: The Rising Hawk

Slogan: Freedom is my nature

Synopsis: The year is 1241. The Mongol horde lead by cruel khan Burunda moves west, destroying everything in its path. Reaching the Carpathian mountains, the troops camp right below. However, at night several local hunters, the Berkut brothers, secretly enter the camp and free the hostages. Consumed with rage, the khan decides to take revenge and destroy the Carpathian settlements. A traitor amongst the locals tells the Mongols about a secret passage inside the mountains. Nevertheless, a small group of mountain hunters led by Zakhar Berkut has its plan to stop the enemy horde once and for all.

Director: Akhtem Seitablaev

Co-director: John Wynn

DOP: Yuriy Korol

Producers: Egor Olesov, Yuriy Karnovsky, Jeff Rice, Raja Collins 

Screenwriters: Yaroslav Voytseshek and Richard Ronat, working from Ivan Franko’s novella Zakhar Berkut

Artistic director: Vlad Odudenko

Costume designer: Antonina Belinska

Cast:  Robert Patrick, Andriy Isayenko,  Tsegmid Tserenbold, Tommy Flanagan, Oleg Voloschenko, Poppy Drayton, Ayan Utepbergen, Alex MacNicoll, Viktor Zhdanov, Yerzhan Nurymbet, Alison Doody, Alina Kovalenko, Dualet Abdygaparov,  Rocky Myers, Oleg Stefan, Nurken Tumatayev, Oliver Trevena, Maryna Koshkina, Marat Abdulayev, Stanislav Lozovsky, Daniyar Akhmetov, Viktoria Kleshenko-Pylypchuk, Mykhaylo Korzhenivsky, Andriy Storozh, Yuriy Yerko, Mykhaylo Chernyakov, Alina Dovbush, Yevgen Lebedyn, and others

Genre: action, historical drama

Production: Kinorob, Cinema Day

With the support of Ukrainian State Film Agency

Timing: 110 mins

Premier in Ukraine: 10 of October 2019

Distributor: UFD

General media-partner: TV Chanel “Ukraine”

Running time: 110 min.