SENNA, the highly-acclaimed documentary about Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, has been voted the best documentary film in the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Awards.
Directed by Asif Kapadia, SENNA explores the life and work of the triple Formula One world champion from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later. Made with the full co-operation of the Senna family and Formula One Management, SENNA has captivated audiences in Australia and around the world becoming far more than a film for F1-fans.
After winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the prestigious 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the film went on to break the record for the highest grossing documentary in British cinema history.
In Australia, SENNA has grossed almost AU$1 million in just two weeks of release (it opened on August 11). As a result of powerful critical acclaim and tremendous consumer demand, SENNA is playing at nearly fifty locations around Australia, one of the widest releases for a documentary in Australia.
With audiences still flocking to see the film and the support of rave reviews from Australian film critics, SENNA looks set to be ranked as one of the most successful documentaries of all time.
And we certainly agree – click here to read our extensive review of SENNA.
You can also read our exclusive interview with the film’s director, Asif Kapadia, by clicking here.