|John McEnroe: In The Realm Of Perfection – Trailer
Written and directed by Faraut and narrated by Mathieu Amalric, JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION revisits the rich bounty of 16-mm-shot footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe, at the time the worldâ€™s top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Parisâ€™s Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Close-ups and slow motion sequences of McEnroe competing, as well as instances of his notorious temper tantrums, highlight a â€�man who played on the edge of his senses.â€� Far from a traditional documentary, Faraut probes the archival film to unpack both McEnroeâ€™s attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete, a study on the sport of tennis and the human body and movement, and finally how these all intersect with cinema itself.
Directed by: Julien Faraut
Starring: John McEnroe, Mathieu Amalric