Firebird (15)

International Homophobia Awareness Day

Firebird (15)


Connaught Cinema


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Age Guidance:

15 - See more about BBFC ratings here.


Peeter Rebane

Top Billed Cast:

Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii


127 minutes (Inc. adverts and trailers).

  • Description

Romantic drama set during the Cold War.

Supporting British film with this screening on International Homophobia Awareness Day.

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. Sergey, 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, 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

A compelling, tender, tragic, occasionally melodramatic look at forbidden love and desire Los Angeles Times
Prior and Zagorodnii are both so watchable, and their chemistry so electric, that it’s easy to get swept away in their romance. IndieWire

BBFC Insight: strong language, sex
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