Borg vs McEnroe (2017, Swe/Den/Fin, Dir. Janus Metz, 107 mins, 15) - partially subtitled

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Borg vs McEnroe (2017, Swe/Den/Fin, Dir. Janus Metz, 107 mins, 15) - partially subtitled

Director: Janus Metz ● Starring: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf and Stellan Skarsgård.

The 1980 Wimbledon men’s singles final was one of tennis’s great five-set thrillers – a marathon battle of technique, nerve and stamina. While this was apparently a clash of opposites – “ice-man” Björn Borg against “Superbrat” John McEnroe – director Metz and Swedish ace Gudnason take time to explore the superstitions, obsessions and stewing emotions underneath Borg’s stoic exterior, while LaBeouf is a natural fit in both looks and reputation as the young American upstart. You don’t need to be a sports enthusiast to enjoy this one.

Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department.For November we are showing ‘In the Middle of Nowhere’ (3.09 mins), directed by Lauryn Jackman. In this poetic film, a young woman searches for her identity.A different film will be shown at selected screenings each month.

With two showings at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

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