Director: Ken Loach
“Ken Loach in feelgood mode.” - Independent
Former soccer star Eric Cantona stars as himself in this uncharacteristically optimistic film from Ken Loach (It's a Free World, MIFF 08; The Wind That Shakes the Barley, My Name Is Joe).
Soccer fanatic and depressive postal worker Eric finds his life hitting rock-bottom. In a moment of despair he confides in the life-size poster of Cantona hanging on his wall - and the French soccer star responds with advice. Coached by the imaginary Cantona's cryptic counsel, Eric begins to change his life for the better.
With just a dash of grim reality thrown in for Loach measure, Looking for Eric is a clever comedy, an (imaginary) buddy movie and an unconventional romance, with plenty of inside jokes for ardent soccer fans.
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