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ICON Film Distribution

April 23, 2009 07:18 ET

ICON: Announcing Ken Loach's Is Selected for Competition at the Forthcoming Cannes Film Festival Before Its UK Release on June 12

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - LOOKING FOR ERIC will be Ken Loach's ninth film to receive its World Premiere In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, following his Palme D'Or win for The Wind That Shakes The Barley in 2006. It will open through Icon Film Distribution in cinemas across the UK on June 12. The UK premiere will take place in Manchester on June 1 and the Irish premiere in Dublin on June 2. A special charity preview screening and reception will take place in Bath in support of Bath City FC on June 6.

Eric the postman is slipping through his own fingers... His wife has gone, his stepsons are out of control and the house was chaotic even before a cement mixer appeared in the front garden. Life is crazy enough, but it is Eric's own secret that is driving him to the brink. How can he face up to Lily, the woman of his dreams that he once loved and walked out on many years ago? Despite the comical efforts and misplaced goodwill of his mates, Eric continues to sink.

In desperate times it takes a spliff and a special friend to help a lost postman find his way, so Eric turns to his hero: footballing genius, philosopher and poster boy, Eric Cantona.

As a certain Frenchman says, "He who is afraid to throw the dice, will never throw a six."

Directed by Ken Loach
Written by Paul Laverty
Produced by Rebecca O'Brien

It all began with a beautiful pass from Eric Cantona ...

The lead actors are Steve Evets and Eric Cantona, with Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns and John Henshaw. It was shot entirely on location in Manchester.

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LOOKING FOR ERIC will open nationwide on June 12
Certificate: 15; Running time: 116 minutes

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