Saturday 20.11.2021 to Saturday 20.11.2021
Cinematheque 1, Tel-Aviv

Firebird (2021) Movie Trailer 

Cinematheque 1, Tel-Aviv 

Monday, November 15, 2021, 21:30 – Tickets

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 16:00 – Tickets

A beautiful, affective and visually poetic love story, with stunning shots of the Estonian landscape, Firebird offers a rich depiction of 1970s fashion and décor. Directed, co-written and produced by Estonian Peeter Rebane, the film about much more than just beautiful men in uniform. Based on Sergey Fetisov’s memoir The Story of Roman, it offers a rare account homosexual life and love within the Russian military complex.  

It’s 1977 in Soviet-occupied Estonia where Sergey (Tom Prior), a young soldier and keen theatre enthusiast, spends his days dreaming of life beyond the military barracks. That is, until fighter pilot Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii) transfers to his base, sparking a passionate love affair composed of intense romantic moments which must be savoured and kept hidden. Set in the Cold War, Sergey and Roman are not only at risk of losing their lives but also fear severe criminal punishment for their liaison. Their relationship becomes even more perilous when a KGB agent receives an anonymous tip…

Director: Peeter Rebane
Writer: Peeter Rebane, Tom Prior
Producer: Brigita Rozenbrika
Cast: Diana Pozharskaya, Oleg Zagorodnii, Tom Prior
Estonia, UK, 2021, 107 min, English with Hebrew subtitles

Festivals & Awards:
BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021
Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2021 – Honorable Mention Best First Feature
Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2021
Moscow International Film Festival 2021
Durban International Film Festival 2021


Saturday 20.11.2021 to Saturday 20.11.2021
Cinematheque 1, Tel-Aviv