Jappeloup by Christian Duguay (130′)

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 embassies of member states of the European Union and organised with the help 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

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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 start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand (Guillaume Canet) abandons a promising legal career and throws himself into his true passion – show jumping. With his father’s (Daniel Auteuil) backing, he gambles everything on a young horse that no one else had any faith in: Jappeloup. Too small, too stubborn, too impetuous, he has many faults, but nonetheless has a remarkable jumping ability. From competition to competition, the pair improves and begins to make their mark on the show jumping world. But the Los Angeles Olympic Games is a disaster for them, and Pierre has to face up to his shortcomings. With the help of his wife, Nadia, and groom Raphaëlle, Pierre has to regain Jappeloup’s confidence and build a relationship with the remarkable horse, as the 1988 Seoul Olympics looms.

In partnership with European Film Festival