Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of an Air Force base in occupied Estonia 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 is 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 Communist regime.


ESTONIA UNITED KINGDOM || Drama || 2021 || 107′

Release Date (U.S.A.)April 29, 2022
Rating ► [ Not Rated Yet ]

Distributor ► Roadside Attractions

Directed by
Peeter Rebane

Tom Prior; Oleg Zagorodnii; Diana Pozharskaya; Jake Henderson; Margus Prangel; Nicholas Woodeson; Ester Kuntu; Kaspar Velberg; Sergei Lavrentyev.

Written by
Peeter Rebane; Tom Prior.
Story by Sergey Fetisov.

Cinematography by
Mait Mäekivi

Music by
Krzysztof A. Janczak

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