John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection | 14 Jan

The Glasshouse

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection revisits the rich bounty of footage of tennis star John McEnroe, at the time the world’s top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Close-ups and slow motion sequences of McEnroe competing, and instances of his notorious temper tantrums, highlight a ”man who played on the edge of his senses.” Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut unpacks McEnroe’s attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating an immersive look at a driven athlete and the sport of tennis.

Year 2018
Genre Documentary
Stars John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mathieu Amalric (Narrator)
Run time 95 minutes
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