Special Screening: Firebird
NOW SHOWING
Genre:
Drama, Queer, Romance
Duration:
1 hours 47 minutes
Age restriction:
R16
Director:
Peeter Rebane
Actors:
Adam Fischer,Nicholas Woodeson,Diana Pozharskaya,Kaspar Velberg,Oleg Zagorodnii,Jake Henderson,
Special Screening: Firebird

1 hours 47 minutes | Rated R16

Alice supports May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

A Worldwide Celebration of Sexual & Gender Diversities

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

Special Screening: FIREBIRD

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 were 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.

Reviews:

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. indieWire

It’s a deeply felt tale made more so by the inherently dicey, if not impossible, nature of Sergey and Roman’s love. Los Angeles Times

The dominant creative force is cinematographer Mait Mäekivi, who gives the blues and reds of the uniforms and the flags on display an early-Technicolor sort of gleam. TheWrap

A swooningly romantic love story. RogerEbert.com

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