EIFF premiere

Restored Highlander features at film festival

HighlanderA newly-restored version of cult movie Highlander will premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival next month.

The special screening on 18 June is part of the celebrations marking EIFF’s milestone 70th edition.

Regarded as a great action-fantasy romp, the film has developed into a cult favourite, packed with quotable lines, stylish sword-fighting moments and a memorable soundtrack from Queen.

Its interweaving storyline flits from New York in the 1980s to World War II, but it has its dramatic origins in the 16th century Scottish Highlands where Connor MacLeod (Christophe Lambert) first discovers he is not like other men.

Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director said: “We are truly delighted to be screening this cult classic on its 30th anniversary. It is a vibrant, fun and thrilling film and just as entertaining as it was all of those years ago. Plus it features some magnificent Scottish locations. This will be a great celebratory event for the 70th edition of EIFF.”

Actor Clancy Brown (the mercenary fighter Kurgan) and other special guests will be in attendance at the screening at Cineworld, Fountain Park.

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