Forbidden Love Story Set Amid The Height Of Communist Rule “Firebird”

 

The upcoming Firebird follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine sexual affair with a charismatic fighter pilot on a Soviet Air Force Base at the height of 1970’s Communist rule.
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Based on a true story during the Cold War, the upcoming Firebird follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine sexual affair with a charismatic fighter pilot on a Soviet Air Force Base at the height of 1970’s Communist rule.

From the film’s official website:

Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of a Soviet Air Force base during late 1970’s Communist rule.

Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base.

Scene from the film "Firebird"

Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair was met with the severest punishment.

As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Soviet regime.

Firebird had its world premiere in March 2021 at the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival.

The film also screened at Frameline: San Francisco LGBTQ+ Film Festival where it scored an honorable mention for Best First Feature.

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Directed by Peeter Rebane, Firebird is scheduled for theatrical release April 29, 2022. Check the official website for more info.