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John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Julien Faraut, France, 2018, 95'

At the peak of his tennis fame, John McEnroe was “a man who played on the edge of his senses”, contends filmmaker Julien Faraut. Notorious for his short temper and contemptuous challenges of line judges, McEnroe wielded a mastery of the sport that was often overshadowed by the publicity given to his tantrums on the court. The film mines a rich trove of footage, especially the 1984 French Open, culminating in a legendarily suspenseful match against Ivan Lendl.

Director Julien Faraut
Producers William Jéhannin, Raphaëlle Delauche
Camera Gil De Kermadec
Editing Julien Faraut

Festivals BFI London FF 2018, Lisbon & Estoril FF 2018 (Jaeger jury price),
Cinema Eye Honors Awards 2019, São Paulo IFF 2018

Projections
12.05 / 22.15 / Belgrade youth center
13.05 / 19.00 / Cineplexx Ušće