WATCH: Tom Prior’s Cold War gay romance ‘Firebird’ gets official trailer

WATCH: Tom Prior’s Cold War gay romance ‘Firebird’ gets official trailer
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The official trailer for highly-anticipated gay romance Firebird has dropped ahead of its theatrical release next month.

 

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.”

 

The movie follows a soldier named Sergey, played by Tom Prior (Kingsman: The Secret Service), who is awaiting the end of his term in the Soviet air force in the late 1970s when he falls for Roman, a daring fighter pilot played by Oleg Zagorodnii.

 

Both a Cold War thriller and a true story of a secret love, Rebane’s feature highlights the steamy passions of young gay romance in an environment where expressing such feelings is lethal.

 

The pair soon realize that pursuing this clandestine affair — and even openly declaring their love for each other — means risking their safety, Roman’s career in the Soviet air force, and their relationship with their most beloved friend from the academy, Luisa (Diana Pozharskaya).”

 

Prior produced on the upcoming movie, which is also Peeter Redbane’s theatrical feature directorial debut.

 

The film had its world premiere in March 2021 at the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival and then also screened at Frameline: San Francisco LGBTQ+ Film Festival. It won an honorable mention for Best First Feature.

 

Firebird shows exclusively in theaters from April 29.

 

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