John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

John McEnroe is at the center of an unconventional cinematic work–a project as unorthodox and fascinating as the tennis legend himself. Mesmerizing and witty, this visual essay ruminates on film theory while it deconstructs the tennis champion at the height of his career, documenting his strive for perfection and the hardest loss of his career at the 1984 Roland-Garros French Open. Narrated by actor Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), JOHN McENROE is an unusual pleasure for cineastes and tennis fans alike.

In French with English subtitles

2018, France, 95 minutes, Directed by Julien Faraut