A special screening of Firebird is coming the Dendy cinemas this month!

In recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on Tuesday, May 17th, Dendy Cinemas will be showing a one-off screening of the romantic drama FIREBIRD.

Based on Sergey Fetisov’s (1952-2017) memoir “A Tale About Roman” (1996), Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of the Cold War in an Air Force base in occupied Estonia during the late 1970’s Communist rule.

Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life is turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), a sexy, 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 Communist regime.



The film’s exploration of love, courage, and the price of speaking your truth is as timely as it’s ever been with Ukrainian actor Oleg Zagorodnii who plays Roman, currently trying to raise funds for military armour from his war-torn home in Kyiv.

Firebird – One Night Only
17 May 2022
Dendy Cinemas