Eric Cantona is back in the news.
This time in Ken Loach’s movie about a depressed postman called Eric, a fan of Cantona who turns to the former Man U forward for advice and friendship. It has characters called Spleen and Meatballs. And a priceless line, “I am not a man, I am Cantona.”
The song is ‘Pass it on’ by The Coral.
Looking for Eric is set for release June 12.
My experience with Loach’s films comes from his movie Bread and Roses which starred Adrien Brody and was based on the Justice for Janitors campaign in LA. He also directed a short called Tickets which hilariously captures perceptions to social and economic changes in an integrated EU, through accidental encounters on a train. It follows three Celtic fans on their way to a CL match in Italy who befriend an Albanian boy, a refugee of the Kosovo war.
This should be worth a watch. It could prove to be the sleeper hit of the year. Loach also said of Cantona “He had no ego at all.”
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