"The Rising Hawk" historical action made over 13 million UAH in its opening weekend!

• 14.10.2019

The film directed by Akhtem Seitablayev and John Wynn, produced by Kinorob and CinemaDay, and sponsored by the Ukrainian State Film Agency premiered on screens in Ukraine on October 10, 2019.

During its first weekend (October 11-14) the motion picture has raised 13,242,481.60 UAH, and has been seen by 148,068 viewers. The Rising Hawk was presented on 312 screens in 190 cinemas all over Ukraine.

Our congratulations to the filmmakers and all the viewers!

The official trailer can be watched at....

A large international cast from Ukraine, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan and Mongolia took part in The Rising Hawk. The film stars Alex McNicoll (Maksym Berkut), Robert Patrick (Zakhar Berkut), Tommy Flanagan (Tugar Vovk), Poppy Drayton (Myroslava), Tsegmid Tserenbold (Burunda), Andriy Isayenko (Petro), Oleh Voloschenko (Gard), Alina Kovalenko (Rosana), Rocky Myers (Ivan Berkut), Viktor Zhdanov (Horun), Oliver Trevena (Bogun), Maryna Koshkina (Ustya), Ayan Otepbergen (Nerguy), Alison Doody (Rada Berkut), Dualet Abdygaparov (Kung), Stanislav Lozovskyi (Sokil), Oleh Stefan (Levko) and others.

Okean Elzy band created the soundtrack together with the video "Pass" for the main theme of the film.

Notes to Editors

Historical action "The Rising Hawk"

Tagline: Freedom is my essence

Synopsis: the year 1241. The Mongol horde led by khan Burunda spreads on the West, ruining everything on its path. Having reached the high Carpathian Mountains, the army stops at their foot. However, at night several local hunters, the Berkut brothers, sneak into the camp and release the captives. The furious khan decides to go straight to get revenge and annihilate Carpathian settlements. With this in mind, he finds a traitor among the locals, who shows him a secret passage in the mountains. But a small community of mountain hunters led by Zakhar Berkut has their agenda to stop the numerous enemy forever.

Director: Akhtem Seitablayev

Co-director: John Wynn

Camera operator: Yuriy Korol

Producers: Yegor Olesov, Yuriy Karnovskyi, Jeff Rice, Raja Collins

Scriptwriters: Jaroslav Wojciechak, Richard Ronat, based on the "Zakhar Berkut" novel by Ivan Franko

Production designer: Vlad Odudenko

Costume designer: Antonina Belinska

Makeup artist: Alla Leonova

Ukrainian casting director: Olga Klymenko



Genre: thriller, historical action

Distribution: FILM.UA Distribution and MMD UA

Production: Kinorob, CinemaDay

Supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency

Main media-partner and broadcaster: "Ukraine" TV Channel