Nicolas Cage’s PIG To Open 2021 Edinburgh Film Festival

We have been hearing great things about Nicolas Cage upcoming new film PIG.  The wait for this film may not be far away, today for some it’s gotten a little closer  as it’s announced that the 74th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival will open with the European Premiere on Wednesday 18th August at Festival Theatre.

Cage plays a  truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. This film marks the directorial debut of Michael Sarnoski, who had edited and produced The Testimony which was shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Awards in the best documentary short category.

Earlier this month Billy Crystal‘s Here Today was announced as the festival’s closing gala.  We are stoked this film has been chosen for the festival, showcasing the actor has still got it and fearless nature makes him one of the most popular.

Cage is no stranger to Edinburgh International Film Festival. In 2014 his  critically-acclaimed Joe which starred the actor alongside Tye Sheridan and helmed by David Gordon Green. In 2019, the festival co-programmed Cage-a-rama 3D with Matchbox Cineclub, screening two Cage cult classics Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Drive Angry in eye-popping 3D.

Director, Michael Sarnoski said: “”We’re so thrilled to be sharing PIG at Edinburgh International Film Festival. It was a labour of love for all involved, and we hope it gives the audience a moment of reflection and togetherness after such a hard year.”

Nick Varley, Lead Guest Programmer of Edinburgh International Film Festival added: “Honouring the work of Nicolas Cage has become something of a tradition in Edinburgh and we are delighted to continue our long association with the premier of this most beautiful and thought provoking of films. From the moment the programming team viewed PIG we knew it was the film to open the 74th edition of the festival. Sincere thanks to Will Clarke and the team at Altitude for making the film available to us.

A reclusive truffle hunter (Cage) who lives alone in the wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.

The film also stars Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin, Gretchen Corbett, Julia Bray, Darius Pierce, and Elijah Ungvary.

Pig will  open the 74th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival  on 18th August. before it’s released in UK and Irish cinemas from 20th August.