Ayrton Senna’s remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later. Far more than a film for F1 fans, Senna unfolds a remarkable story in a remarkable manner, eschewing many standard documentary techniques in favour of a more cinematic approach that makes full use of astounding footage, much of which is drawn from F1 archives and is previously unseen.
“Sometimes a documentary will unexpectedly reach out and grab you by the throat, not giving you a second to breathe. That’s that way it was with Senna.” Los Angeles Times
In December 2011, Senna won the Best Documentary Award at the British Independent Film Awards.