Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - In Competition

Crew:

Director: Julien Faraut
Screenplay: Julien Faraut
DOP: Julien Faraut
Production: UFO Production

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

A film by Julien Faraut

Back
A documentary set at the final of the 1984 French Open between John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl at a time when McEnroe was the world's top-ranked player. Through 16-mm archived films from his performances at the Roland Garros Stadium, Faraut reveals both McEnroe’s attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete. It is a study on the sport of tennis and the human body and movement, and finally how these all intersect with cinema itself.
  • Cast:

    John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Mathieu Amalric
  • Original Title:

    L'Empire de la Perfection
  • Country:

    France
  • Year:

    2018
  • 95' Subtitles: Portuguese, English

Crew:

Director: Julien Faraut
Screenplay: Julien Faraut
DOP: Julien Faraut
Production: UFO Production

Schedule

Cinema Medeia Monumental Screening room 1

Cinema Medeia Monumental Screening Room 1

Talk with Julien Faraut

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Acácio Barreiros

Cinema Medeia Monumental Screening Room 1

Director

Julien Faraut

Born in Colombes, France in 1978. In 2000, he earned a master’s degree in History from the University of Paris-Nanterre. He has worked at the French Sports Institute (INSEP) for fifteen years, where was in charge of a 16mm film collection. He has taken advantage of this collection to make a series of his own films, in which he connects the topics of sport, cinema and art.
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