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Date(s) - 23/04/2015
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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With English subtitles.
Open to all.

Au début des années 80, abandonnant une carrière d’avocat prometteuse, Pierre Durand se consacre corps et âme à sa passion, le saut d’obstacle. Soutenu par son père, il mise tout sur un jeune cheval auquel personne ne croit vraiment : Jappeloup. De compétition en compétition, le duo progresse et s’impose dans le monde de l’équitation, jusqu’aux Jeux Olympiques de Séoul en 1988.

Based on the inspirational true story of a horse that was deemed too small to become a champion, JAPPELOUP stars Guillaume Canet, Daniel Auteuil, Marina Hands and Donald Sutherland.

At the beginning of the 1980s, abandoning a promising career as a lawyer, Pierre Durand devotes himself, body and soul, to his passion : show jumping.
Supported by his father, he invests everything in a young horse called Jappeloup, even though no one else thinks Pierre has made a good choice. Too small, too temperamental, and too unpredictable, the horse has many flaws but also has remarkable poise and abilities. From competition to competition, horse and rider progress and impose themselves in the horse riding world. But the Olympic Games in Los Angeles are a terrible failure and Pierre becomes aware of his weakness. With help from Nadia, his wife, and Raphaëlle, Jappeloup’s groom, Pierre wins the horse’s trust and builds a relationship which will lead them both to the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988.

The 20th European Union Film Festival invites you for the screenings of a collection of 21 Award-Winning Latest European Films showcasing different genre of European Cinema! There is drama, romance, comedy, documentary and more in store. Brought to you by the Delegation of the European Union to India, embassies of member states of the European Union and organised with the helping hand of many local partners, the festival will travel from 31st of March until August 2015 to Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur

Enjoy it whilst it lasts!