As I, Daniel Blake is waking up up the nation to the realities of life in the margins - and how easy it is to be discarded in this fast-moving world - we revisit a more fantasy-tinged side of Ken Loach with Looking for Eric - but look more closely and the same themes of dignity, solidarity, family and the magic of the everyday are just as powerfully present.
Eric Bishop is a football-fanatic postman whose life is whose life is descending into crisis. Will the other Eric, his idol, help him get over family troubles and work woes?
Funny, touching and cheerfully unlikely in every sense, this ranks among the great British filmmaker's most enjoyable films. Film4
Looking for Eric, Ken Loach, 2009 (116 mins)