Not Another Happy Ending To Close EIFF 2013

Submitted by edg on Wed, 17 Apr '13 9.44pm

Glasgow set romcom Not Another Happy Ending will close this June's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

When struggling, maverick publisher Tomas Duval (Stanley Weber) discovers his only successful author Jane Lockhart (Karen Gillan) is blocked he knows he has to unblock her or he’s finished - with her newfound success, she’s become too damn happy and she can’t write when she’s happy. The only trouble is, the worse he makes her feel, the more he realises he is in love with her.

The film also stars Amy Manson, Iain de Caestecker, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor, Gary Lewis and Henry Ian Cusick) and is directed by John McKay (Crush, We’ll Take Manhattan).

Chris Fujiwara, EIFF Artistic Director, said: “Speaking as somebody who, before coming to Scotland, knew Scotland partly through its portrayal in films, I'm really excited to find in Not Another Happy Ending a fresh, interesting, and almost idyllic take on the cultural vibrancy of Scottish city life. The film also shows how well the time-honoured genre of romantic comedy can work in the contemporary Scottish context. The film will add just the right note of celebration with which to close our festival this year.”

Producer Claire Mundell called the film "unashamedly upbeat, romantic and funny".

This year's EIFF runs 19-30 June. It will see the revival of its Audience Award, returning after a 2-year absence. The award was considered popular with the public, filmmakers and distributors alike.

Previous winners have included Aaron Schneider’s black comedy Get Low (2010), animation The Secret of Kells  (2009); highwire documentary Man On Wire (2008); South African township thriller Tsotsi (2005) and gallic comedy Amelie (2001).