Film release - Peeter Rebane's Firebird starring Tom Prior

Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of a Soviet Air Force base during late 1970’s Communist rule. The film has gained extra potency since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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.

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.

In addition to Prior (The Theory of Everything, Kingsman: The Secret Service), the film stars Oleg Zagorodnii (The Choice, Dzhamayka), Diana Pozharskaya (The Unknown Soldier, Hotel Eleon, Senior Mafia, Eclipse), Jake Thomas Henderson (The Family that Could Talk About Anything), Margus Prangel (Klass: Elu pärast) and Nicholas Woodeson (The Death of Stalin, The Danish Girl, Skyfall).

Firebird is the award-winning feature debut for Estonia-born director Peeter Rebane. Having received its world premiere at BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival. It has found acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The film continues to highlight LGBTQ+ rights worldwide, especially in Ukraine and Russia

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VOD release: 6th June

Available on most UK VOD platforms including Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play

Directed by Peeter Rebane - Co-written by Tom Prior, Starring Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, and Diana Pozharskaya

Certificate: 15    Running time: 107 mins (UK/ Estonia  2021)

Released in UK by The Factory

 www.firebirdmovie.com

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