French movie «The Connection » (La French) will open the 25th edition of the European Union Film Festival
To kick off the 25th edition of the European Union Film Festival, organized this year in partnership with Institut Français Singapour – French Embassy, the movie “The Connection” (La French – released in 2014), directed by Cédric Jimenez, encompassing a form of gritty passion in the character of Pierre Michel. A relentlessly dedicated young French magistrate, he spends years trying to take down one of the country’s most powerful crime rings. The Connection, starring Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin, from The Artist (2012), was nominated for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design in the 2015 César Awards. Its theatrical appeal, action, art-house casting and the thematic tie-in to William Friedkin’s 1971 crime thriller, “The French Connection”, makes this an exciting film not to be missed, especially for fans of epic mob movies.
This screening is also held in conjunction with VOILAH! French Festival in Singapore, taking place from 4th May to 21st June.
THE CONNECTION / LA FRENCH, Drama, 135 mins | M18, (drug use and violence) | In French subtitled in English