Tuesday, 13 March 2012

senna (2010) - asif kapadia

Considering that l usually have no interest in motor racing (in fact l still haven't), Senna, the documentary film by Asif Kapadia about Ayrton Senna, was riveting.
You certainly don't have to be a fan of the sport to enjoy it, and l am so glad that l persevered with it, as l was tempted to switch it off after a few minutes. After all,  there's limited memory on the old Sky box,  life's too short (as Ayrton found out) and l've got plenty of other things to be getting on with.
Thankfully, the off switch remained untouched, and the film drew you in, with the pace of the documentary spot on,  including a few tearful moments chucked in for good measure.
Even though the ending is well known, the build up to it, plus all the events looked at in hindsight, make for a truly moving experience, unless of course, you have a heart made out of coal (which l usually have).

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