Previously at the ICA - Events
1 Feb 2012
Asif Kapadia is known for exploring extreme and timeless landscapes and characters on a spiritual journey. He studied filmmaking at the Royal College of Art in London where he first gained recognition with his short The Sheep Thief (1997) shot in Rajasthan, India. The film won Second Prize in the Cinefoundation section of the 1998 Cannes International Film Festival, Grand Prix at the 1997 European Short Film Festival. His first feature film The Warrior (2001), shot again in the deserts of Rajasthan and the snow capped Himalaya won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Far North (2007) his third feature film, premiered at the Venice Film Festival, based on a short story by writer Sara Maitland. Kapadia used the epic and brutal arctic landscape to show what desperation and loneliness can drive people to do. And this year he has reinvigorated the documentary genre with Senna (2011), a masterful and touching glance into the life of Ayrton Senna, the formula one driver who tragically died in 1994.