Tuesday, May 10, 2022

'Firebird' Coming Home

Peeter Rebane's "Firebird" -- which looks like "Brokeback Mountain" meets Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the occupied Baltic states -- will be available digitally on June 3 ... and you can color me curious.
Based on true events during the Cold War at the height of 1970s Communist rule, "Firebird" follows a handsome, soulful young soldier who embarks on a clandestine love affair with a charismatic fighter pilot newly stationed at his Air Force Base. Set in a time when men in uniform caught having a sexual affair were dealt a severe punishment, this is a story of two men who risked their freedom -- and their lives -- as their loyalties were torn between love and service to their country.

Kudos on the casting of Tom Prior and Oleg Zagorodnii, both of whom are stunners.  

1 comment:

BB said...

Saw it at Melbourne Film Fest. Loved it. Highly recommend it - the story is great but it’s exceptionally well filmed. I’m sure it was on a budget but you couldn’t tell.