And he sailed off through night and day
and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.
Andrei Tarkovsky on the set of Stalker via Ow.ly - image uploaded by @Criterion (Criterion Collection)
I have just returned home from watching one of the greatest sports films I have ever seen, and that film is called Senna.
I left the cinema one hour ago and I’m still reeling - my heart is racing, my eyes are full of tears.
This is a majestic piece of work, and frankly I can’t tell you if I’m so full of emotion because of the quality of the film-making (an incredible exercise in editing and narrative construction) or its extraordinary subject matter. It’s probably the perfect symbiosis of both.