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1h 47m Drama, Romance, LGBT+ 2021

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, 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, 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.

“Prior and Zagorodnii are both so watchable, and their chemistry so electric, that it’s easy to get swept away in their romance. Historical accuracy be damned.” ~Jude Dry, IndieWire

“Director Peeter Rebane and his co-writer (and star), Tom Prior, have created a compelling, tender, tragic, occasionally melodramatic look at forbidden love and desire.” ~Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times


Peeter Rebane



Closed Captions [CC]

English [cc]


United Kingdom



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