Looking for Eric by Ken Loach is a film touching on one of the great tragedies of life: that it can never attain the perfection and importance of sport. If only our chaotic and unsatisfactory lives could achieve its clarity; if only our sporting heroes could help us.
WHEN: 1st February 21.00
WHERE:Lyceum (Lykeio), Kissamos
is not a comedy exactly, but it is Ken Loach’s lightest and happiest film for some time.
It is about a depressed middle-aged postman and Manchester United fan called Eric Bishop. Poor Eric Bishop is in a right state, divorced twice, and stuck with looking after the stepchildren from his second failed marriage. The grown-up daughter from his first has just made him a grandad and it is only when he agrees to mind the baby every afternoon before handing it over to his first wife Lily, played by Stephanie Bishop, that he realises he is still in love with her.
In this delusional condition, he is visited by Eric Cantona, his hero “King Eric”, who therapeutically listens to Eric’s troubles and gives advice. He even gets Eric to stop supping lager and try a little wine.