Roadside Attractions has acquired MY HAPPY ENDING directed by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, with a screenplay by Rona Tamir. The film stars Andie MacDowell as a famous actor who goes incognito to seek treatment for a medical issue. While at the hospital, she meets three unique and remarkable women — an aging rocker, a young mother, and a forever single retired schoolteacher. Together, they help her face adversity with humor and camaraderie while coaching her for the most challenging role she has ever played…herself. MY HAPPY ENDING will open nationally February 24th 2023, only in theatres.
The film also stars BAFTA winner Miriam Margolyes (The Age of Innocence, Harry Potter), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones), Rakhee Thakrar (Sex Education), Tamsin Greig (Episodes), Tom Cullen (Weekend), Michelle Greenidge (Small Axe, I May Destroy You), and David Walliams (Little Britain).
MY HAPPY ENDING was adapted by Rona Tamir, based on the acclaimed Israeli play SOF TOV (Happy End) by Anat Gov. Directed by the Israeli team of Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon, the film marks the third collaboration between the producers and directors after The Farewell Party, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, 2014 and Flawless which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Maymon also co-wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award Winner Live Action Short, Skin.
The film is an Israeli/UK co-production bringing together producers Talia Kleinhendler & Osnat Handelsman Keren/Pie Films (The Lost Daughter, Ahed’s Knee), and Hannah Leader/BBM (Gosford Park) and Daisy Allsop/Archface (Tell It To The Bees).
Financed by Media Finance Capital and United King Films, MY HAPPY ENDING was produced with the support of the Israel Cinema Project – The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts supported by the Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport, The Cultural Administration and The Israel Film Council. The film was made with funds awarded by the UK Global Screen Fund – a DCMS fund administered by the BFI .
Moshe Edery, Tmira Yardeni, Arik Kneller and Bonnie Timmermann serve as Executive Producers along with MFC’s Charles Dorfman and Marlon Vogelgesang and MacDowell