Driving on the absolute limit was Senna’s way to express himself, his way to achieve perfection, his way to be closer to God.
The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest race car driver who ever lived, is an epic tale that literally twists at every turn. In the mid 1980s, Senna, a young, gifted driver, exploded onto the world of Formula One racing. As a Brazilian in a predominantly European sport, a purist in a world polluted with backroom deals, and a man of faith in an arena filled with cynicism, Senna had to fight hard—both on and off the track. Facing titanic struggles, he conquered Formula One and became a global icon who was idolized in his home country.
Told solely through the use of archival footage, Asif Kapadia’s documentary is a thrill ride worthy of its daring subject. Adrenaline will be pumping as cameras from inside Senna’s car put you smack-dab in the driver’s seat. Buckle your seat belt; SENNA will take you on a trip you do not want to miss
SENNA is the thrilling story of the legendary charismatic Brazilian motor-racing driver Ayrton Senna, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track and off it, against the politics and corruption which infest the sport of Formula One. Senna was a deeply spiritual person who believed profoundly in a higher power, driving on the absolute limit was his way to express himself, his way to achieve perfection, his way to be closer to God. Asif Kapadia