What makes a man a legend? That is the basic theme of Senna, an engrossing look into the life and exploits of Formula One driver Aryton Senna whose passion for his sport and obsession to win, made him a highly controversial and respected figure in motor racing.
The biggest surprise to Senna’s legacy was his spirituality, with the Brazilian believing the hand of God led the way during his races. This led many to labelling him arrogant and dangerous, especially arch rival Alain Prost.
Yet such are the complexities of this man whose presence is felt throughout Senna, with director Asif Kapadia wading through mountains of footage to create a hypnotic film about obsession, passion and arrogance in action, presenting just what it takes to become a God amongst men.