Director: Asif Kapadia

A terrific film about Brazilian racing car driver Ayrton Senna. He was an explosive talent known for his uncompromising driving style and he went on to win three Formula 1 titles. This gripping real-life drama doesn’t offer any of the usual documentary clichés, such as narration or interviews. Apart from a few sound bytes from the people who knew Senna personally or profesionally, his story is told entirely through available film footage and rare home movies. However, Kapadia cannot quite avoid canonising his protagonist.