Firebird is a cool yet moving animation of the most popular items. The author’s editor Peeter Rebane (Tashi Delek!) Did an excellent job translate the story of Sergey Fetisov from the Russian language into an English version of the period? The plays by another author Tom Prior (King: Secret Service) and Oleg Zagorodnii (Who You Are) are real paintings, as the film sings whenever they are alone.
Firebird (2021) Movie Review
Although the movie is a play about two men separated by Russian law, there are a few shots of fighter jets enlarging the Firebird. From a technical point of view, the movie has a brilliant light. But for the most part, it does not exceed expectations in the areas of design, music, etc. Firebird starts small, but the solid love between the leaders keeps the audience clinging throughout.
Sergey (formerly) and Roman (Zagorodnii) both enlisted in the military in the 1970s in Russia, a time when homosexuality was openly banned. Two things stand in the middle of their love affair: Rising to the top, willing to reveal their truth and to see the severity of the sentence imposed, and Roman’s relationship with his girlfriend Luisa (Diana Pozharskaya).
Although the two men share deeply, though brief, sexual arousal is always in the Roman policy. Eventually, Sergey leaves the armed forces at the drama school. With Sergey free from his skin, Roman decides to marry Luisa just to save Sergey from the crime. As time and new revelations begin to penetrate their ability to interact with each other, the Russian military continues to expel them as homosexuals.
The front and the Zagorodnii are electrically operated. Simply put, the movie does not work without them. Previously, the young but very confident blonde, along with Zagorodnii, a very masculine man who lives 24/7 within his worst fears, performed their magic as a couple. From the craving for the look to the full engagement, their flexibility as stage partners never stops. Zagorodnii impresses in the forums where he thinks about his relationship with Sergey while protecting him from negative consequences.
In another scene, he is found but does not speak as his home is searched. Using his eyes just creates a sense of shock that evokes both what he was experiencing at the time and the history of his condition. Previously, on the other hand, he was bold and open-minded when speaking to Zagorodnii. At a dinner party near the end of the movie, he gives a dubious answer to a simple question about a moving, tearful smile.
Both leaders are natural talents, but Rebekah also excels at this, gaining perfection in his performance. Whether the roles are small or large, everyone is on the same page in Firebird. Probably because of the nature of the story to be true, but nothing sounds out of place in this image of the 1970s in Russia.
Similarly, there is no hard effort to request The Beatles or the introduction of a microwave as a way to tell the audience when the movie is set. Rebane trusts viewers enough to know where they can keep the camera pointed at all times. Most interestingly, thanks to Roman flies, the Firebird feeds on a few beautiful shots away. Combining CGI with real aircraft became clever. But the cut into two jets from the sex scene on the trails is the borderline trite in a beautiful film like this.
Firebird is a lot more fun than the central Russian episode and is more subtle than the typical LGBTQ love. The portrayal of every character is well thought out and done. Sounds like the whole product was synced on this one. The movie drags in early, but otherwise little can be caught against it.
Although the points leave a lot on the table and the composition of the set is not a star, Firebird does not suffer from its lack of amazing cinematography. Interestingly, the movie is about two men trying to stay in love. A movie that knows what it is and knowing what it wants to be is not always the same, but the vision presented to Firebird is one of solidarity and kindness.
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