Not Another Happy Ending will close the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year, the film’s producers have confirmed. The film, which stars former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan alongside Stanley Weber, is an indie rom-com set in the Scottish city of Glasgow directed by John McKay.
“We want audiences to be charmed and leave the cinema feeling great, so it’s fitting that our film will be a very happy finale to what will be an exceptional year at the Festival,” said the film’s producer, Claire Mundell.
Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director of the festival, added: “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.”