A new trailer has been released for romance movie Firebird ahead of its UK cinema release on 28 January 2022. The film – a centerpiece at this year’s BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival – is set in the Soviet Air Force during the Cold War.
The drama, which is based on a true story, stars Tom Prior and Oleg Zagorodnii. Firebird follows Sergey, a private, whose life is turned upside down when daring fighter pilot Roman arrives at his 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.
Firebird also recently screened at the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival.