Reviews / 17.05.2022

In a case of auspicious timing, a queer love story set in the days of the Soviet Union will arrive in Australian cinemas at a time when Russia faces global condemnation for its horrifying war on Ukraine. However, special one-night-only screenings of Peeter Rebane's Firebird are actually timed to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 17. A sweeping epic that's somewhat damaged by its hokey screenplay, Firebird ultimately soars on the backs of its two leads whose intoxicating chemistry crafts a captivating gay romance...