The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest racing car driver who ever lived.
In the mid 1980's, Ayrton Senna, a young, gifted driver made the move from karting into Formula One racing with startling results. Facing titanic struggles, he dazzled audiences around the world with his flamboyant driving style and dashing good-looks. Idolised in his home country of Brazil, Senna conquered the sport, becoming the youngest driver in history to win three world championships at the age of 31.
Told solely through an amazing resource of archive footage, award-winning director Asaf Kapadia weaves a compelling and personal tale – transporting the audience back in time on a thrilling ride that twists at every turn.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with editor of the film Chris King.
Chris King is a multi-award winning editor. He has worked on a number of feature length documentaries including Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Stone Roses: Made of Stone directed by Shane Meadows.
Presented in partnership with Open City Docs
"A viscerally exciting and intellectually stimulating documentary." - Philip French, The Guardian
"Senna is a documentary with the pace of a thriller, a story of motors and machines that is beyond compelling because of the intensely human story it tells." - Los Angeles Times
Winner: Best Documentary, BAFTA, 2012
Winner: Editing, BAFTA, 2012