Firebird: Official US Trailer Released Online

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Roadside Attractions have acquired the North American rights for Peeter Rebane’s directorial feature debut, the Cold War romantic drama Firebird.

Roadside Attractions have released the official US trailer for the Cold War romantic drama Firebird.

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Based on Sergey Fetisov’s memoir The Story of Roman, the film is set against the backdrop of a Soviet Air Force base in Estonia during the late 70’s Communist rule. Sergey, a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting down the days until his military service ends. His life turns upside down when he locks eyes with Roman, an enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base. Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having a sexual affair were met with the severest punishment. As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Soviet regime.

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The film was co-written by star Tom Prior and director Peeter Rebane (who makes his directorial feature debut), with Brigita Rozenbrika, Christopher Racster, Orlan Boston and Dankuro Shinma producing, and Michael Edelstein and Mauro Durant executive producing.

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Firebird stars Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya, Nicholas Woodeson, Kaspar Velberg, Henessi Schmidt, Jake Henderson and Sten Karpov.

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Firebird is scheduled for cinematic release in the US this year, while it is scheduled for cinematic release in the UK on the 11th June 2022.