John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

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Certificate: 12A
Length: 95 mins
Director: Julien Faraut
Cast: John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mathieu Amalric (voice)

Graceful, irascible and unique: in 1984, John McEnroe was unassailable, the world’s top ranked player as he approached the French Open.

This documentary brilliantly adapts uncovered 16mm footage of McEnroe’s incredible skill (and unholy temper) from the event, offering deeper insights into how he drove himself to be one of the all time great sportsmen.

Narrated by Mathieu Almaric, this is a sports documentary like no other.

“‘John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection’ is a sports documentary unlike any other, a beguiling and delightful piece of visionary non-fiction that uses its namesake to investigate the ontological nature of watching tennis.” – indieWire

“…John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection is, in tennis parlance, a straight ace.” – MUBI

“Draws on archive footage, psychology and film theory to present a multi-faceted portrait of a complex man.” – Screen International