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Williams (2017)



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Charting the story of Formula One's most celebrated family, Williams is a thrilling account of how one man built a racing empire and a vivid, heart-rending portrait of the aftermath of a tragedy. Starting life with nothing other than a single-minded obsession for speed, Sir Frank Williams created one of the world's most enduring Formula One racing teams, winning nine Constructors' Championships over the last 40 years. But in 1986 at the height of this success, a near fatal car accident left Frank fighting to survive and the team's future hanging in the balance. Williams, a brand-new documentary from BAFTA-wining director Morgan Matthews, tells the story of Frank's rise to fame and how his family battled to keep him alive and the team afloat after the crash that left Frank wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. Featuring heart-pounding racing footage, interviews with much-loved Formula One stars (including Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Alan Jones and Sir Patrick Head) and candid never-before-seen accounts of what really went on behind closed doors, it is an honest, authentic and incredibly revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary families in motorsport. Read more at https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/williams#SAHpHtdLWT6XJTIx.99

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Frank Williams has his legacy well and truly besmirched in this highly unflattering and very juicy portrait.

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The title of Morgan Matthews's insightful film doesn't just refer to Frank Williams, the boss of the Williams Formula One team. This film transcends the remit of the sports documentary by also focusing on his late wife Virginia.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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It doesn't need to zoom around the tracks at 230mph - it patiently leafs back though a family photo album, rightly trusting in the human contours of the story more than the aerodynamics.

August 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sports documentaries tend to be very predictable. Williams surprises us by coming at its subject matter from an unlikely perspective.

August 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A cut above your standard motor sport documentary: it possesses a sensitivity and empathy not normally associated with the field, and the talking heads provide a jolt of human connection.

July 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

What emerges is a fascinating and deeply personal family history, though die-hard petrol-heads may wish for a little more focus on the racetrack.

August 26, 2017 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

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