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Firebird (2022)

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Firebird is a touching love story set in the Soviet Air Force during the Cold War. Sergey, a troubled young private, is counting the days till his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when a daring fighter pilot, Roman arrives at the base. Driven by curiosity, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship as a dangerous love triangle forms between them and Luisa, the secretary to the base Commander. Sergey is forced to face his past as Roman's career is endangered and Luisa struggles to keep her family together. As the walls close in, they risk their freedom and their lives in the face of an escalating KGB investigation and the fear of the all-seeing Soviet regime. Based on a true story.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

A glossy and classy melodrama that soars with passion and is elevated by strong production values, heartfelt performances and a story arc that journeys to unexpected destinations.

June 10, 2021 | Full Review…

Though it tells a familiar tale of forbidden love, this slick and heartfelt wartime drama is a timely reminder of continued Soviet prejudice against LGBTQ+ people.

November 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Unfortunately it's sometimes hard to sympathize with a couple of men who use their friendship with Luisa as a shield. But the lead actors are sexy, and if the movie's dramatic beats sometimes feel old-fashioned, that's not always a bad thing.

September 30, 2021 | Full Review…

Our queer elders were brave folks-we owe it to them to be braver with their stories.

September 23, 2021 | Full Review…

After a monastic-like lockdown, aren't we all in need of a dreamy romance? Firebird is it.

June 28, 2021 | Full Review…

The intentions behind Firebird are sincere even if the execution favours the melodramatic.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

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