Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins, Alice Lowe, David Thewlis to star in Craig Roberts’ Eternal Beauty

Bankside Films has taken international sales rights to the film and will be introducing it to buyers for the first time at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Bankside Films have announced that Academy Award® nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Paddington, Submarine, Happy-Go-Lucky) will star in writer/director Craig Roberts’ Eternal Beauty alongside Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Adult Life Skills, Sightseers) and Golden Globe nominee David Thewlis (Wonder Woman, The Theory of Everything, Harry Potter). 

Set to start production this Spring on location in Wales, the comedy drama is Produced by Adrian Bate and Executive Produced by Pip Broughton of Cliff Edge Pictures, Mary Burke for the BFI, Adam Partridge for Ffilm Cymru Wales, Meroë Candy for Wellcome and Paul Higgins.  The film is backed by the Welsh Government, the BFI with funding from the National Lottery, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Wellcome.

Eternal Beauty follows Roberts’ 2015 feature directorial debut Just Jim, which was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru award, and the first for his production company banner, Cliff Edge Pictures. Roberts is also set to star in the forthcoming Tolkien biography, and has numerous acting credits which include Kill Your Friends, 22 Jump Street, Submarine and Amazon’s Red Oaks.
When June is rejected by life, she spirals into a chaotic, schizophrenic world, where love and normality collide often with humorous consequences.
Bankside Films exclusively represents foreign sales rights for the film, while Endeavour Content and Bankside Films co-represent domestic sales rights.

Stephen Kelliher of Bankside Films said of the project: “We are thrilled to be working with Craig, Sally and the immensely talented team on Eternal Beauty. Craig’s story is funny and touching in equal measure and it promises to speak to audiences around the world with its life-affirming take on a universal theme."

Producer Adrian Bate of Cliff Edge Pictures said, “Eternal Beauty represents Craig’s ‘coming of age’ as a director and his unique authorship will surprise and delight both new and existing audiences. And we are so fortunate to have the chance to work with a wonderful cast who will inhabit and enhance Craig’s vision and characters.” 

Craig Roberts said, “I want to shine a light into some pretty dark places but I want to do it with affection, humour and respect. I've been living with the characters in Eternal Beauty for a while now and it feels like the right time to share them. I'm in my oils.”