Shout Factory Has Acquired Rights in The Rising Hawk Historical Action Film for the USA and Canada

• 15.06.2020

The Rising Hawk, a film produced by Kinorob, will appear on the screens of the new continent.

FILM.UA Distribution has announced that an American company Shout Factory became a distributor for the film in the US and Canada.

Ukrainian films do not appear on American and Canadian screens all too often. So we are especially proud to be able to acquaint the North American audience with our film, – tells Evgeniy Drachov, international sales manager of FILM.UA Distribution. – We have no doubt that The Rising Hawk will entice our American colleagues. The film features a wonderful cast of world-renowned actors, like Robert Patric and Tommy Flanagan. The film also had an American co-director - John Wynn. The theme of the picture is pretty much universal - the fight for freedom, for the rights, and homeland. Also, the visuals of the film are breathtaking, which comes as no surprise, as it was shot in the Carpathian Mountains. We anticipate that the audience will enjoy it greatly”. 

Earlier, the rights in The Rising Hawk historical action film were sold to Spain (Flins & Piniculas), Germany and germanophone Europe (Capelight Pictures). Also, Volga company has acquired theatrical rights in the film for the Baltic States - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, where the theatrical premiere happened on the 28th of February. The Ukrainian release took place in October last year.



Tagline: Freedom is my nature

Synopsis: During the 13th Century, Zakhar Berkut and his wife Rada lead a group of high-landers in Carpathian Mountains. Unfortunately, their tranquil existence is soon threatened by Burunda Khan, a powerful Mongolian general who leads his massive armies west in search of new lands to conquer.

Forced to protect their village, Zakhar and Rada send their sons, Ivan and Maksim, to ask for help from Tugar Volk, a wealthy boyar who has recently arrived from King. After his strong-willed daughter Myroslava and Maksim survive a dangerous encounter together, Tugar Volk pledges to defend the villagers against the Mongols. But when a mutual attraction sparks between Myroslava and Maksim, Tugar Volk forbids them from continuing their relationship. Meanwhile, Burunda Khan faces questions from his warriors about his motivation and military strategy for the impending invasion.

As war breaks out, both sides suffer devastating casualties. Redoubling his efforts, Burunda Khan unleashes the full fury of his forces. Faced with certain doom, Maksim and Myroslava must choose to flee or make the ultimate sacrifice to save their people.

Directors: Akhtem Seitablayev, John Wynn

Director of photography: 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



Genre: drama, historical action

Distribution: FILM.UA Distribution

Production: Kinorob, CinemaDay

Supported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency