7:30 PM, 2nd February, 2024
It’s the summer of 1957, and behind the spectacle and danger of Formula One racing, Italian racer-turned-automotive-mogul Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver) is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company which he and his now-embittered wife, Laura (Penélope Cruz), built from nothing just ten years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for their one son, while Ferrari struggles to acknowledge the new son recently borne by his mistress Lina (Shailene Woodley). Desperate for a win, he decides to bet it all with a big victory in one race: the iconic Mille Miglia, a now-defunct treacherous 1,000-mile endurance road race across Italy.
Acclaimed director Michael Mann (Heat, Ali) finally drives his long-in-development Ferrari biopic past the finish line. Sleek, rousing and complex, it makes for thrilling viewing, primarily due to its visceral race scenes and superb performances from the likes of Cruz and the aptly-named Driver.