Spanning his years as a Formula One race car driver to his untimely death, Senna explores the life and work of this triple world champion and global superstar. Far more than a film for F1 fans, Senna unfolds a remarkable personal story, weaving an unforgettable tale of a modern day hero.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Interviews; Senna Family home movies and Filmmaker Commentary featuring Director Asif Kapadia, Writer Manish Pandey and Producer James Gay-Rees.
Le destin exceptionnel d'Ayrton Senna, ses réalisations sur et en dehors de la piste, sa quête de perfection et son statut mythique constituent le sujet de ce documentaire. Le film relate ses années légendaires de pilote de F1, de la saison 1984 à sa mort dix ans plus tard. Plus qu'un documentaire destiné aux fans de courses automobiles, SENNA s'affranchit des conventions du genre pour privilégier une approche cinématographique. Le film recourt abondamment à des images pour la plupart inédites, extraites des archives de la Formule 1.
Fans of car racing, especially the elite Formula One format, will get a rush from the excellent documentary Senna
, a profile of the rock star-handsome Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna. But Senna
is a film that all audiences can enjoy--because of its big heart and its engaging portrayal of its star. And the riveting footage of Senna's Formula One races, and his knife-edge daring behind the wheel, don't hurt either. Ayrton Senna grew up in Brazil, where he began his love affair with driving as a competitive go-kart racer at the age of 13. Senna
follows young Ayrton's journey into full-fledged racing, and allows Senna's gentle personality to shine through as he begins to make his name in racing circles. The viewer learns that Senna loved the Catholic Church almost as much as he loved racing, and his humility and his ongoing love for his fellow Brazilians, especially those in poverty, would be themes that lasted throughout his life. Senna would go on to become one of Formula One's best and most accomplished competitors ever--and his steely nerves and willingness to take risks on the track paid off in Grand Prix after Grand Prix. Senna
, deftly directed by Asif Kapadia (Far North
, The Warrior
), lets the singular personality and charisma of Senna--and the spectacular theatrics of F-1 racing--tell his story without any forced drama or fanfare. Though Senna's racing career would be far too short, his legacy lives on, and Senna
is a gripping reminder of how blazing a talent can be--even behind the wheel of a car. --A.T. Hurley