spacetime coordinates: 13th Century – the Carpathian Mountains
The Rising Hawk is a 2019 Ukrainian-American historical action film directed by Akhtem Seitablayev. It is based on the historical fiction book Zakhar Berkut by Ukrainian writer and poet Ivan Franko.
The Mongol Empire had grown to the largest the world had ever known. It’s armies now laid siege to much of Eastern Europe. A small village fights for freedom in the frontier landscape of the Carpathian Mountains. (wiki)
timespace coordinates: 1280 – 1314 Scotland / Edinburgh / Yorkshire / London / Battle of Stirling Bridge / Battle of Falkirk
Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film directed and co-produced by Mel Gibson, who portrays William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior. The film is fictionally based on the life of Wallace leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The film also stars Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan and Catherine McCormack. The story is inspired by Blind Harry‘s epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. It has been described as one of the most historically inaccurate modern films. (wiki)
imdb / historical inaccuracy / Wallace Monument / cultural effects / Sequel
timespace coordinates: 13th century Southern Italy
“Are you flesh, or are you spirit? / I am sorrow.”
Ladyhawke is a 1985 American adventure | comedy | medieval fantasy film directed and produced by Richard Donner and starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The story is about a young thief who unwillingly gets involved with a warrior and his lady that are hunted by the Bishop of Aquila. As he comes to know about the couple’s past and secret, he finds himself determined to help them overcome the Bishop’s oppressions, both in arms and in the form of a demonic curse. (wiki)