Bright Lights Film Journal

Instagram Photo Series: Highlander

Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez (Sean Connery) trains Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) in the ways of immortality on the shores of Loch Shiel. Gregory Widen and Russell Mulcahy’s Highlander (1986) would go on to achive cult status and, under the direction of William Panzer, spawn a decades-long franchise of (ig)noble narrative artefacts.

Check out the image, part of BLFJ’s June/July beach and surf movie series, on Instagram, and red more about the career of Connery — “a ‘natural thruster'” — elsewhere on BLFJ.