World premiere of Not Another Happy Ending announced as 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival closing gala

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  • 16 April 2013
2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival host premiere of Not Another Happy Ending as closing night film

Karen Gillan

Programme features romantic comedy starring Karen Gillan and Stanley Weber plus Richard Fleischer retrospective

The world premiere of Glasgow-set romantic comedy Not Another Happy Ending is set to close the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival, which runs from 19 and 30 June 2013.

Karen Gillan, best-known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, stars in the film, which is believed to take inspiration from classic of the genre from the 1970s such as Annie Hall.

The EIFF Retrospective is director Richard Fleischer, whose best-known work including cult futuristic sci-fi Soylent Green starring Charlton Heston, Richard Attenborough and John Hurt in 10 Rillington Place, Tony Curtis and Henry Fonda in The Boston Strangler, Stephen Boyd and Rachel Welch in Fantastic Voyage, Joan Collins as The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and edgy film noir with The Narrow Margin.

This is the 67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the second under creative director Chris Fujiwara, who said 'I'm delighted to bring Richard Fleischer's best films to our audiences and let them discover and trace out the distinctive style and vision that marked his work. Some of Fleischer's films, such as The Vikings and Fantastic Voyage, are fantasies that can be appreciated on one level by children and on other levels by adults. Others, such as The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, The Boston Strangler and 10 Rillington place, are sophisticated thrillers that work in unpredictable ways to engage and challenge the viewer. He is a great director to study to see how the most mainstream forms of film entertainment can be filled with artistic purpose and imagination.'

Edinburgh International Film Festival runs between 19 and 30 June 2013.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

The oldest continually running film festival in the world, the EIFF draws on its prestige to consistently present abundant programmes of new features, documentaries, retrospectives, shorts, panel discussions and educational workshops, with a few high profile premieres thrown in for good measure.

Not Another Happy Ending

  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: John McKay
  • Written by: David Solomons
  • Cast: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker
  • UK release: 11 October 2013

A publisher tries to cure his star author of writer's block by making her unhappy.