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Synopsis

16-mm films about the performances of John McEnroe, a left-hander, at the Roland Garros Stadium. In slow motion and from different perspectives, we see his back bend and the unconventional position of his feet when serving. The formidable result of this movement is then demonstrated in real time. Music transforms individual scenes into rock operas or Italo-Westerns of epic length. Isn’t tennis all about becoming the director of your own game? John McEnroe played against his notorious temper tantrums and covered them up at the same time. In close-ups, you see the solitary personality of a player at one with himself.

Director
Julien Faraut

(1978)

Filmography
  • Un regard neuf sur Olympia 52 (doc, 2013)
  • L’empire de la perfection (doc, John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection, 2018)
Mon, 19.11.2018
8:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
041107
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 041107
Wed, 28.11.2018
7:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
130607
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 130607
Sun, 02.12.2018
8:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
170508
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 170508
Film info
Country: France
Year: 2018
Duration: 95 minutes
Languages: French, English
Director: Julien Faraut
Producer: William Jéhannin
Writer: Julien Faraut
DOP: Julien Faraut
Montage: Andrei Bogdanov
Composer: Serge Teyssot-Gay
Cast: John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl
Production: Ufo Production
Festivals: Berlin, London
Synopsis

16-mm films about the performances of John McEnroe, a left-hander, at the Roland Garros Stadium. In slow motion and from different perspectives, we see his back bend and the unconventional position of his feet when serving. The formidable result of this movement is then demonstrated in real time. Music transforms individual scenes into rock operas or Italo-Westerns of epic length. Isn’t tennis all about becoming the director of your own game? John McEnroe played against his notorious temper tantrums and covered them up at the same time. In close-ups, you see the solitary personality of a player at one with himself.

Director
Julien Faraut

(1978)

Filmography
  • Un regard neuf sur Olympia 52 (doc, 2013)
  • L’empire de la perfection (doc, John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection, 2018)