SWEA Virginia Beach
is proud to presents the 6th annual Film Festival and the film
“BORG vs. McENROE”
2200 Parks Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Now with 2 showings
3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia Labeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny
A Swedish film with English subtitles
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Concession stand with beverages,
Swedish candy and Swedish products
Note! Please print your PayPal receipt and bring to the Will Call window at MOCA, at the time of the event.
Quiz (in Swedish) https://www.dn.se/sport/fragesport/vad-vet-du-om-bjorn-borg/
Film Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlH4DqQTdCU
About the movie
Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, the kinetic sports thriller BORG VS. MCENROE is based on the dramatic true events behind one of the sport’s most famous rivalries. At the historic 1980 Wimbledon Championships, rising American star McEnroe sets his sights on dethroning reigning champion Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason, “Wallander”), sparking an unprecedented media frenzy in the tennis world.
At the center of the hype, two legendary tennis icons’ with polar opposite personas and approaches to the game. McEnroe is infamous for his brash, ferocious energy on the court and his equally spectacular, expletive-fueled tantrums, whereas Borg’s coolly composed, elegant style of play complements his unflappable public demeanor. However, both men are hiding deep anxieties, locked in battle with their inner demons.
On the court, each athlete brings his immense talents –– and handicaps –– to bear in one of the most suspenseful events in sports history. Stylishly directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo), also starring Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Tuva Novotny (Annihilation), the international award-winner BORG VS. MCENROE is a riveting examination of this historic clash of fire and ice and the dedication required to win it all.