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FIREBIRD

by Peeter Rebane

synopsis

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.

international title: Firebird
original title: Firebird
country: United Kingdom, Estonia
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Peeter Rebane
film run: 107'
screenplay: Peeter Rebane, Tom Prior
cast: Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya, Nicholas Woodeson, Jake Henderson, Kaspar Velberg, Henessi Schmidt, Sten Karpov
cinematography by: Mait Mäekivi
film editing: Tambet Tasuja
art director: Eva-Maria Gramakovski, Kalju Kivi, Frantseska Vakkum
costumes designer: Marjatta Nissinen, Mare Raidma
music: Krzysztof A. Janczak
producer: Brigita Rozenbrika, Peeter Rebane, Tom Prior
co-producer: Will Randall-Coath, Dankuro Shinma
executive producer: Michael Edelstein, Priit Rebane, Mauro Durant
line producer: Kristi Rimm
production: The Factory, No Reservations Entertainment, Firebird Production
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