Feature-length documentary premiered at Cannes over the weekend to rave reviews
The main poster for Amy, the forthcoming documentary film about Amy Winehouse, has been unveiled.
The feature-length documentary from Asif Kapadia, the BAFTA-winning director of Senna, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 16) to rave reviews and will open in UK cinemas on July 3. It promises “previously unheard tracks” and “extensive unseen archive footage” and is billed as the story of the six-time Grammy-winner “in her own words”. However, the Winehouse family has recently distanced itself from the film, claiming Amy is “both misleading and contains some basic untruths”.
Speaking about the film earlier this year, David Joseph, UK CEO of Winehouse’s label Universal Music said: “About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her – her career and her life. It’s a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”
The first trailer for the documentary film was unveiled last month (April) and will be followed by a second, main trailer to be released tomorrow (May 20).
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. A posthumous compilation album titled ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ followed later that year.