BFI Flare ’21 — ‘Firebird’ Is A Melodramatic True Story Of Forbidden Gay Love In The Cold War

Director Peeter Rebane and leading actor Tom Prior ( The Theory of Everything and Kingsman: The Secret Service) fought to bring Sergey Fetisov’s memoir of a secret love affair between two soldiers in the Soviet Air Force to the big screen. Co-written and co-produced by the pair, Firebird is a sensitive if not slightly melodramatic…