Firebird: A Controversial Romantic Drama Movie Coming Soon

In an era when same-sex relationships could result in severe punishment, two men risking everything as they are torn between love for each other and service to their country.

Arts Movies & Television Triston Brewer

This article was published on May 19th, 2022

The controversial drama, Firebird arrives on EST & VOD in the U.S. and Canada June 3rd 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 1970’s Communist rule. Directed and co-written by Peeter Rebane (Tashi DelekRobbie Williams: Fans Journey to Tallinn) and co-written by actor Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Theory of Everything), Firebird will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 for Digital and $5.99 for Video on Demand.

Firebird Is Based On Real Events During The Cold War

Based on true events during the Cold War at the height of 1970s Communist rule, Firebird follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who begins a torrid relationship with a charismatic fighter pilot newly stationed at his Air Force Base. Set in a time when same-sex relationships could result in severe punishment, this is a story of two men risking everything – including their lives – as they live torn between love for one another and service to their country. 

The cast includes Tom Prior (“The Theory of Everything,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”), Oleg Zagorodnii (TV’s “Who Are You?”), and Diana Pozharskaya (TV’s “Trying,” TV’s “The Counted,” TV’s “On the Edge”).

Program Information
Rating: R for language and some sexual content.
Genre: Drama
Feature Run Time: 107 Minutes

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