“Looking for Eric”, directed in 2009 by the prestigious English film director Ken Loach (Nuneaton, 1936), won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival of the same year and is considered by critics to be one of the best football films of all time. His usual collaborator, Paul Laverty, wrote the script of this social comedy full of humanity that we recommend today because, besides being very footballing, it is pure cinema. It was specially shown at the Thinking Football 2014, an edition won by the British film “Next goal wins” (Mike Brett and Steve Jamison, 2014).
As former French footballer Eric Cantona presented the documentary “Los rebeldes del fútbol”, winner of the 2013 Thinking Football Audience Award, in “Looking for Eric” he goes even further and performs himself in this fictional film that talks about the importance of friendship in times of crisis.
Ken Loach is one of the world’s most prestigious film directors, with more than 30 films already under his belt, a multitude of nominations and awards -in the latest Zinemaldi “Sorry, we missed you” (2019) won the Audience Award- including two Palme d’Or at Cannes, thanks to “Yo, Daniel Blake” (2016) and “El viento que agita la cebada” (2006). Author of memorable films such as “Agenda Oculta” (1990), “Riff-Raff” (1990), “Lloviendo piedras” (1993), or “Ladybird Ladybird” (1994), references to football are constant in his work and, in particular, in films such as “Kes” (1969), “Mi nombre es Joe” (1998) and, of course, today’s recommendation: “Looking for Eric” (2009).
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Ten years from the laying of the first stone at San Mamés
On May 26, 2010, there was an emotional act that included the presence of authorities, Athletic Club footballers, former players and fans
Reopening of the shop in Max Center
The hours will be from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Digital questionnaire for the Club’ s Statute reform
Athletic Club opens a participative process for its members through the website’s Txoko of members to gather their contributions and suggestions
New official Athletic Club app
The Athleticket app will be incorporated from today into the renewed athleticzale app, which will offer soon new versions
The legend of Aduriz illuminates San Mamés
The Cathedral was illuminated last night on the occasion of the announcement of the retirement of the legend of the red and white club
Rivals by country: SCOTLAND AND WALES
Athletic Club has faced five Scottish clubs and two Welsh clubs throughout its history, the first of them was Dundee FC, today , 97 years ago
San Mamés lit up in rainbow colours
On the occasion of the International Day against LGBTIQ-phobia, our stadium was lit up the night of May 17
Athletic Club Museoa, on the International Museum Day
Bizkaia Regional Government is staging a virtual exhibition on Monday to which Athletic Club’s museum is contributing with the Copa de la Coronación won in 1902
New shop in the tourist heart of Bilbao
Athletic Club is opening a new venue in Mazarredo 65 and joints the ones of San Mamés, Alameda Rekalde and Bidebarrieta
San Mamés, lit up in blue on the International Nurses Day
The stadium will be lit up to support and raise awareness about the role of these professionals within the healthcare system