About the film
pope bulgaria king medieval byzantine empire
Release Date: January 21, 1963
|Production Companies||:||Boyana Film|
|Director||:||Yuriy Arnaudov, Dako Dakovski|
|Writers||:||Anton Donchev, Dako Dakovski, Dimitar Mantov|
1197. King Kaloyan ascends the throne in hard times for Bulgaria. The country is still recovering from a century of Byzantine subjugation. He is forced to carry out a very flexible foreign policy in order to strength his positions. Pope Innocent III recognizes him as Emperor (Tsar), but a little later the fourth Crusade crosses the country under Emperor Baldwin. A new conflict is coming. Tsar Kaloyan wages the decisive battle at Adrianople and wins.