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FIREBIRD

Peeter Rebane | 2021 | 107 MINS
Estonia/UK
New Release
‘Firebird’ follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine sexual affair with a charismatic fighter pilot at the height of 1970's Communist rule.

FROM 17 Aug

Date and Times

Wed 17 Aug
18:00
Studio

In Detail

Based on a true story during the Cold War, this is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of a Soviet Air Force base. 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 turns upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base. 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.

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