Representation in British Cinema (Looking for Eric)

Recommended for: AS Film and Media Studies

Capacity: 158 places

This event will explore the key concept of representation, focusing on issues of social class, ‘community’ and celebrity culture. The event will include a full screening of Looking for Eric. Suitable for both AS Media and AS Film Studies, examples will be taken from a range of film extracts to complement the main screening.

This event will be open to 14-19 year old and their personal tutors only.


Led by Roy Stafford, Freelance Film Lecturer

Screening: Looking for Eric (15)

Director: Ken Loach, United Kingdom, 2009, 117 mins.

Eric Bishop, a postman prone to panic attacks of monumental proportions is losing control of his life: his wife has left him and his stepsons are running riot. Legendary footballer-turned-actor, Eric Cantona, offers the postman a helping hand.