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Whisky Galore!

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
  • Cast: Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, James Cosmo, Kevin Guthrie, Sean Biggerstaff, Naomi Battrick, Ellie Kendrick

A new version of the 1949 film about the inhabitants of Todday, who are running out of their whisky ration when a cargo ship runs aground on the island.

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Whisky Galore!

27 Jun 20164 stars

EIFF 2016: Successful remake of the Ealing favourite, with Eddie Izzard and Gregor Fisher

Adapted from the novel by Compton MacKenzie, itself based on true events, the 1949 Ealing comedy Whisky Galore! is a short, sprightly trifle about wily Scots conspiring to outwit the officious English. This 2016 reimagining, written by Peter McDougall…

Interview: Gillies Mackinnon – 'The original is a beloved text that’s been passed from generation to generation with real affection.'

3 Jun 2016

Whisky Galore director discusses its long path to the big screen

Having the closing film at the EIFF is always a much-sought after accolade. Eddie Harrison talks to Gillies MacKinnon who nabs that slot this year with his remake of the classic Whisky Galore!. Like the creation of Scotland’s favourite alcoholic…

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