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Hawk (2011)

 |  Short, Drama, Fantasy  |  14 July 2011 (UK)
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The land holds many secrets, and one boy will learn them all. When Rowan is taken away from the civilized world, his lessons in the wild begin. Yet when he shatters the balance of nature, ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Robert Gwyn Davin ...
Rowan - Adult
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Charles ...
Barry Cockers ...
The Antlered God
Sain Evans ...
The Antlered God (voice)
Philip Madoc ...
Joanna Maw ...
Steffan Thomas ...
Rowan - Boy


The land holds many secrets, and one boy will learn them all. When Rowan is taken away from the civilized world, his lessons in the wild begin. Yet when he shatters the balance of nature, Rowan discovers another world beneath our own. In that shadowy land of old gods and wild hunts, the divide between man and beast becomes uncertain and the fairy-tales of his childhood spring to life. With only the guidance of a hunting hawk, Rowan must make amends for his crime against nature, and choose between what is real, and what is fantasy. Written by Anonymous

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When the world moves on, some refuse to follow



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£67,000 (estimated)

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Let down by a couple of aspects but definitely worth seeing
12 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hawk has many aspects that are powerful, and more that have potential to be powerful, but my feeling towards the content was predominantly confusion. Although it featured some beautiful landscape and a wonderfully soaring score, the film didn't quite seem to do justice to the wonderful idea at its heart. It felt like it should be a lyrical tale of folklore, a mystical underworld land and one boy's journey into understanding the spiritual worlds of nature and beyond human kind, but didn't quite seem to make it.

The tale is told so much in voice-over from the protagonist Rowan, and there are choppy time jumps so often that it loses the linear narrative and breaks up the genuinely touching relationship between a boy – Rowan

  • and his grandfather. The way the mystical world is portrayed is tense

and at times effectively scary, shown in flashes as the character sees it. This is well done, but I wasn't entirely sure why they'd left the world of humans in the first place and as a result of not knowing what was at stake or their reasons for leaving, I didn't care as much about them as I wanted to.

The way to access this world appears to be through drinking magic mushroom tea. Although at first I was sceptical of an old man getting high while looking after his grandson, it became clear that this was a gateway to a more meaningful world. The dialogue is mostly good, but at times teeters rather too close to the edge of being trite and there were some things I'd prefer to have seen happening rather than been told.

The film really came together at the end, where all is revealed quite beautifully and I really felt for Rowan. The point becomes clear through the moral message and the strongest part of this film is the last ten minutes where the pace picked up, I understood the situation Rowan had found himself in and could empathise with it, and it felt like for the first time, there really was something at stake.

Although I feel that the film was let down slightly by the script and the choice to have a narrator, the idea behind this film is very strong, the images are powerful, the music is wonderful and the end is moving. Hawk is definitely worth watching.

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