FILM: BORG vs. McEnroe in Vancouver
The movie Borg vs. McEnroe is showing at Vancouver International Film Festival Friday, October 13.
What: Screening of Borg vs. McEnroe
Where: VIFF Vancouver Playhouse
When: Friday, October 13, 3.30pm
For more info: www.viff.org
One of the greatest tennis matches of all time--the 1980 Wimbledon Men’s Final between Björn Borg and John McEnroe--provides the baseline drama for this riveting sports movie. Director Janus Metz shoots the game in ways we have never seen before and elicits superb performances from Shia LaBeouf as McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason (an uncanny lookalike) as Borg. Like all the best tennis games, the Final proves a nail-biting psychological thriller. This is the first tennis movie to truly ace it.