class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-183976″ alt=”Not Another Happy Ending” src=”https://www.heyuguys.com/images/2013/04/Not-Another-Happy-Ending-220×150.jpg” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Not Another Happy Ending has been chosen to close this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The world’s longest continuously film festival, now in its 67th year, will play host to the Glasgow-set romantic comedy, where it will premiere as the closing night film on June 30.
Directed by John McKay, Not Another Happy Ending stars ex-Doctor Who companion Karen Gillian as Jane Lockhart, an author struggling with writer’s block after the success of her first novel. Her creative fire is relit only when her publisher (Stanley Weber) makes her angry.
The film, which features a strong supporting cast including Amy Manson, Iain De Caestecker and Kate Dickie, is a co-production between British Film Company, Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland, and Synchronicity Films.
Chris Fujiwara, artistic director of the festival, said of the news, “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 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, which announces its full programme and information on how to purchase tickets on May 29, will also play host to a retrospective of Hollywood director Richard Fleischer.