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This year’s 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival will host the European premiere of Nicolas Cage’s latest flick “Pig,” the debut directorial feature from award-winning editor Michael Sarnoski (“The Testimony”). Edinburgh Festival and Cage have a long and amicable relationship. In 2014 the festival hosted the well-received “Joe,” in which he starred alongside Tye Sheridan, and two years ago the fest co-programmed a special sidebar called Cage-a-rama 3D with Matchbox Cineclub, screening a double-header of “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” and “Drive Angry,” both in 3D. “Pig” will screen on Wednesday, Aug. 18, in the Festival Theatre.
“The Oscar winner delivers his best performance in years as a chef-turned-recluse who briefly reenters society,” praised Variety’s Michael Nordine in his review of the film earlier this month. Cage plays a truffle hunter searching the Pacific Northwest for his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.
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