Director: Asif Kapadia
Screenwriters: Manish Pandey
The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest race car driver who ever lived, is an epic tale that literally twists at every turn. In the mid 1980s, Senna, a young, gifted driver, exploded onto the world of Formula One racing. As a Brazilian in a predominantly European sport, a purist in a world polluted with backroom deals, and a man of faith in an arena filled with cynicism, Senna had to fight hardâ€”both on and off the track. Facing titanic struggles, he conquered Formula One and became a global icon who was idolized in his home country.
Told solely through the use of archival footage, Asif Kapadiaâ€™s documentary is a thrill ride worthy of its daring subject. Adrenaline will be pumping as cameras from inside Sennaâ€™s car put you smack-dab in the driverâ€™s seat. Buckle your seat belt; Senna will take you on a trip you do not want to miss.
- International Documentary Feature Films
- 2012, Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue
- United Kingdom, 104 min.
- World Cinema Audience Award Documentary