Monday, 13 June 2011


Went to see Senna last night. Directed by Asif Kapadia, it’s a documentary film about Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian Formula One racing driver who died at 34, after a crash in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

The film is based on footage taken from hundreds of hours of newsreel, material from the Formula One archives and previously unseen home movies from Senna’s family. Not tempted to see it? You don't need to know anything about motor racing to enjoy this film. I really, really recommend it – Senna was a fascinating character and it’s an exhilarating, inspiring, tragic film.


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