In this Boys On Film review, Phil, Raj and Sean take on one of BFI Flare’s centrepiece film selections in Firebird.

From IMDB: At the height of the Cold War, a love triangle between a junior officer, his best friend and a handsome fighter pilot enters dangerous territory.

Firebird is like a softer “Top Gun” for gay audiences – minus the toxic masculinity and replacing it with real emotional threats to our sexuality. Homoeroticism galour. Intense, dynamic and heartbreaking.

Wow. Just wow.

Firebird was a powerful cinematic experience and captures a feeling that we haven’t quite felt since Call Me By Your Name. With a breakout performance from Tom Prior, Firebird could be a film which could set him on the path to superstardom, perhaps leading man material, the same way CMBYN did for Timothée Chalamet.

Whilst Phil and Raj loved Firebird, Sean was a little bit more middle of the road with this one. But, you should check Firebird out for yourself if our review has piqued your interest in any way.

Not quite sure when Firebird is released, but as soon as it’s available, I will be renting and owning this one on digital – which says a lot.

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