“The Rising Haw”
"The Rising Hawk", the historical action film from FILM.UA is going to be released in the USA and Canada on iTunes, GooglePlay, Vudu та Amazon, and in Virtual Cinemas. Distributed by Shout! Studios, the film had got an expanded title: "The Rising Hawk: Battle For The Carpathians".
John Wynn, American co-director of the film, comments: “It’s an incredible opportunity to bring two different film cultures together to tell such an epic tale of family and heroism in the international market. I’m excited to share the film with the rest of the world, and we hope it connects with audiences in the United States and Canada, as it continues to in Ukraine.”
The preorders for the historical action are open on iTunes and Amazon ahead of an official release. Distributors say that the orders on the presale stage are plentiful. "The Rising Hawk" already enjoys a welcome reception from film critics, who tend to note an epic scale of filming and an extraordinary story.
“It’s an important step for us, and I hope the American viewer is going to regard a modern film adaptation of a Ukrainian classic novel by Ivan Franko highly. Because values captured in it – a fight for freedom, loved ones, and homeland – are universal, true, and recognized in every corner of the world. I want to thank, once again, everyone who took part in creating this incredible film!” – comments a producer of the film Egor Olesov.
“A premiere in the USA and Canada is a very significant event for a Ukrainian film, as they are not an often guest on a North American market. We are proud that finally, a year after the Ukrainian premiere, we can show the film in these counties,”– says Igor Storchak, FILM.UA Distribution CEO.
"The Rising Hawk" had entered the Ukrainian box office last autumn and raised 1 438 878,39 $ there. Also, the film was released in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) distributed by Volga. The rights in the film were acquired in Germany and germanophone Europe (Capelight Pictures), Turkey (Esen Elektronik), Spain (Flins & Piniculas), Great Britain, and Ireland (Signature), Australia, and New Zealand (Eagle). Also, FILM.UA Distribution made a deal on the rights in the film with an Italian company Eagle Pictures Spa.
A premiere in the USA and Canada is a very significant event for a Ukrainian film, as they are not an often guest on a North American market” Igor Storchak FILM.UA Distribution CEO