“You will never know the feeling of a driver when winning a race. The helmet hides feelings that cannot be understood.”
– Ayrton Senna
Senna is a documentary that chronicles the life of arguably the best driver in the history of Formula One racing. Brazilian born Ayrton Senna was a thoughtful, charismatic guy that pushed his limits while calling for a safer conditions for wheel men. Senna takes you into the world of the fastest whips on the planet through a mixture of behind the scenes footage and stunning in-car camera action that will leave you breathless and practically smelling burning rubber. The viewer goes along for the ride, celebrating the successes, fame, and women that come with multiple world championships. The film also isn’t afraid to delve into the other side of danger in racing; the murky politicking that goes on behind closed doors where the race to become number one can sometimes prove deadly. Skillfully directed by Asif Kapadia, and it should be noted, contains a great soundtrack of Brazilian rhythms that pulses with life.