You know a sports film is good when you don't have to be a fan of the sport in question to enjoy it. That’s exactly the case with Asif Kapadia’s Senna, which focuses on motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna’s career from his 1984 debut to his tragic death a decade later. Working with approximately 15,000 hours of material that’s a mixture of home movies, archival racetrack footage and never-before-seen backroom videos of drivers’ briefings, it’s an intimate documentary of an individual who was just as compelling out of his race car as he was in it.
We are thrilled to welcome director Asif Kapadia to receive his Cambridge Film Festival Outstanding Achievement Award and for a post-screening Q&A.
Ambitiously constructed, deeply compelling thrilling and in no way only for those who like watching cars drive in circles. A worthy paean to a true talent