Film still from <em>Senna</em>. Image courtesy of the British Council

Film still from Senna. Image courtesy of the British Council

The British Council John Grierson Documentary Film Series - Senna

  • Sun 23 Jul 2017
  • 4—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated: PG 13 - Strong language and disturbing images

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna.

Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport.

Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless - Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brazil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time - and in Brazil as a Saint.

UK, 2010, Colour, 106 min., Dir. Asif Kapadia

 

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Poster for <em>Senna</em>. Image courtesy of the British Council

Poster for Senna. Image courtesy of the British Council

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