After a few months of anticipation and film world politics, Senna, the award winning documentary about Brazilian F-1 legend Ayrton Senna, was finally released in the US last Friday. Playing at select theaters through out the country, the films depicts the life and death of one of the best drivers of all time.
The film takes the viewer on a journey of inspiration, good and evil, perseverance, politics, passion, courage and faith to depict the life and death of an amazing man.
I had been excited to see this film since the day I heard it was coming out, but when I heard that it had won at Sundance and had been receiving rave reviews it made me want to see it that much more.
Growing up Senna was always this mysterious figure in my house that had our last name and would be on sports center every once and a while, usually because he won or because of some controversy in F-1. I remember the coming downstairs the day that he past away to see sports center on in my living room and the first thing that came on was the breaking news of his death. It felt like the end of an era. This figure that I didnt know much about but always was proud to hear about was now gone. The images of Brazil and their passion for him only gave me a small glimpse of his effect on the world.
Not being a follower of F-1, I wasnt sure what to think going in to the film, besides that I was hopefully going to find out more about this mysterious figure from my childhood. The film takes the viewer on a journey of inspiration, good and evil, perseverance, politics, passion, courage and faith to depict the life and death of an amazing man. Although racing was the platform that was used, the story touches deeper than sport, it reminds you to always persevere, enjoy what you do, and stand up for what you believe in no matter what.
This is a film for any documentary film lover or fan of passionate film. The editing and images used were put together beautifully and match the beauty of the story perfectly.. So stop reading and go see it.
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