Starring: Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, Richard Williams
Director: Asif Kapadia
Spanning his years as a Formula One racing driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the triple world champion, his physical and spiritual achievements on the track, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he has since attained.
For anyone who is an F1 fan, past or present, then this is a movie that you just have to watch as it is a captivating movie from the opening images to the credits.
Yes the film celebrates the greatness of Ayrton Senna and how he changed the face of Formula 1 but it is also a truthful, frank and incredibly emotional movie that you just can't help but get caught up in.
Senna was a larger than life both on and off the track and the movie shows his dedication to the sport - where he raised the bar for all the drivers at the time and those who followed - but this movie is not afraid to criticise as it shows him in moments of anger.
But what is so impressive about this movie is director Asif Kapadia has been able to craft a film that flows so well completely from archive footage - and he hasn't gone over the top with narration.
The movie takes you into the world of Formula One in the eighties and the challenges and dangers that the racers faced week in week out.
It's exhilarating from start to finish as we get a in depth look at one of the greatest drivers to ever grace this sport.
But it's the emotion behind the film that is just so powerful - and nothing something that we necessarily expect from a sports film.
Perhaps it's because we all know how the story ends that makes this movie even more moving as we see a supreme talent taken before his time.
This is one of the greatest sporting movies that I have ever had the pleasure of watching that shows Senna not only as a racing driver but as a man.
You don't have to be a fan of Formula One to enjoy this movie as it is a story of success, inspiration and ultimately tragedy.
Senna is out on DVD & Blu-Ray now. Take a look at some images from the movie.
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