LOOKING FOR ERIC

A sweetly played atypical comic-drama from social-realist Loach that posits Eric Cantona as the imaginary mentor of a stressed-out Manchester postman suffering from the separation from his wife and generally trying to get his life back together. The pair share reminiscences (“I’m still getting over the seagulls”, laments Cantona), jogs and spliffs in a life-affirming, mirth-inducing celebration of bloke-dom, mateyness and social solidarity. Hugely enjoyable and very highly recommended.

Director: 

Ken Loach

UK 2009 117m