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GAZE: FIREBIRD

Peeter Rebane

From Monday September 6th, in line with government guidelines, all patrons must show proof of vaccination upon entering the cinema screen.

Irish Premiere.

Cold War tensions are the chilliest part of this passionate romance, based on the true story of love in the Soviet Air Force. In Firebird, hunky pilots Sergey and Roman begin a clandestine love affair in a time when same-sex relations could result in five years hard labour, if you were lucky. Our heroes’ furtive longings spark during a performance of Stravinsky’s ballet that shares the title, but with the threat of war at any moment, it isn’t just the laws that try to keep Sergey and Roman apart.

Romantic melodrama, lavish sets and anchored by some great performances, Firebird is a gripping work of romantic cinema. Co-created by lead actor Tom Prior in the role of Sergey, Firebird’s passion is not only between its central characters, but evident in Prior and director Peter Rebane’s desire to bring this important story to the screen.

Presented in partnership with British Council Ireland.

Screening as part of GAZE 2021, September 29th to October 3rd 2021.

107 mins, UK-Estonia, 2021, Digital

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