BORG VS MCENROE – Vue Cinema – November 8

Hull Independent Cinema presents: BORG VS MCENROE

8 November 2017, Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay, Hull

Janus Metz Pedersen | 2017 | Sweden, Denmark, Finland | 15 | 100 mins | English/Swedish with English subtitles

Programme details

Vue Cinemas has one of the best concessions in town, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts

7:30pm: Programme starts

9:35pm: Programme ends

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe

It’s the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A powerful and rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American, John McEnroe. With three days until the tournament begins, Borg trains religiously in his lavish Monaco home, aided by his coach and mentor Lennart and girlfriend Mariana. But McEnroe’s explosive confidence and wrecking-ball persona continue to infiltrate Borg’s ice-cool and normally unshakable temperament. With each man the antithesis of the other, both players delve into their formative memories as the climactic tournament draws near and anticipation reaches fever pitch. Visceral and breathlessly tense, the match itself – regarded as one of the greatest of all time – would mark the pinnacle of the ‘Fire and Ice’ rivalry between Borg and McEnroe; an exhilarating battle of personalities that set the world of tennis alight

“There’s a remarkable feedback loop happening with LaBeouf and McEnroe, and the push-pull of likability/disgust is the best thing about this movie.” – Thrillist

“Playing tennis may not seem the best use of Shia LaBeouf’s talents, but the star is terrific in a role that shrewdly plays off his controversial off-screen persona.” – Variety

Tickets

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