Firebird – Film Review

Tom Prior stars as Sergey and Oleg Zagorodnii as Roman in Peeter Rebane’s FIREBIRDPhoto Credit: Herrki-Erich MerilaCourtesy of Roadside Attractions, LLC / The Factory “Black thorns and roses, smiles and tearsThey’re sown together and grow so near.”  1977, Haapsalu, Estonia. Private Sergey Serebrennikov (Tom Prior) is finishing up his mandatory service and is about to …

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Review – ‘Paradise Without People’

TIME magazine produced their first feature documentary with ‘Paradise Without People’, in which we follow two Syrian women, at the height of Europe’s refugee crisis, with the same dream: to raise their children away from war. Directed by Emmy-nominated journalist Francesca Trianni, the film takes unexpected turns while we get a glimpse at the lives …