Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Firebird is out now on VOD

New gay film Firebird offers a fascinating insight into love against the backdrop of war.

The controversial drama, Firebird arrives on EST & VOD in the U.S. and Canada June 3 from Lionsgate. The film follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine sexual affair with a charming ace fighter pilot assigned to his base at the height of 1970s Communist rule. Directed and cowritten by Peeter Rebane (Tashi DelekRobbie Williams: Fans Journey to Tallinn) and cowritten by actor Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Theory of Everything), Firebird is now available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 for Digital and $5.99 for Video on Demand.

Synopsis: 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.

The critics have been raving about the film:

“A glossy and classy melodrama that soars with passion and is elevated by strong production values, heartfelt performances and a story arc that journeys to unexpected destinations,” says San Jose Mercury News.

“After a monastic-like lockdown, aren’t we all in need of a dreamy romance? Firebird is it,” says Bay Area Reporter.

Firebird is now showing. Find out more about the film here.

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