Side programme > World

Looking for Eric


UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, 2009., 116’


Ken Loach


Eric Cantona, Steve Evets


Cannes film festival 2009. – GOLDEN PALM NOMINEE


Eric the postman is slipping through his own fingers...
His chaotic family, his wild stepsons and the cement mixer in the front garden don’t help, but it is Eric’s own secret that drives him to the brink. Can he face Lily, the woman he once loved 30 years ago? Despite outrageous efforts and misplaced goodwill from his football fan mates, Eric continues to sink.
In desperate times it takes a spliff and a special friend from foreign parts to challenge a lost postman to make that journey into the most perilous territory of all - the past. With a little help of an ex football star Eric Cantona’s ghost.

Ken Loach studied law at Oxford before becoming an actor. He began his career acting in regional repertory theatre, trained as a television director, and finally joined the BBC in the 1961 His debut feature film, “Poor Cow” (1967), was followed by the critical and commercial success “Kes” (1969).His later works continued to radiate a social conscience, in  political drama “Hidden Agenda” (1990) and in  the working-class struggles of casual labourers in “Riff-Raff “(1991). Loach's next film, “Ladybird, Ladybird” (1994) follows the plight of a single mother to regain custody of her children. Glasgow was represented heavily in Loach's next two films  in “Carla's Song” (1996), and  in “My Name Is Joe” (1998). “Sweet Sixteen” (2002) was a grim document of Glasgow life, but it's ground Loach has previously covered. His movie “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” ( 2006) winnes a Golden Palm at Cannes film festival.


28.08.,FRIDAY, 23.00, DANUBE BARGE