‘It’s misleading and contains basic untruths’, Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch branded ‘Amy’, the documentary directed by BAFTA award-winning Asif Kapadia, about his late daughter.
The highly-anticipated movie will debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month and is due to hit cinemas on July 3, 2015. Scroll down for video
It was after the release of her Grammy-winning album Back To Black in 2006 that Amy’s destiny deteriorated and sank into alcohol and narcotic addiction, depression and bulimia, ending its course nearly four years ago at her home in London, at the age of 27.
A preview of the trailer was released, showing the six-time Grammy-Award winner in her younger days discussing her misgivings about fame.
‘Singing has always been important to me, but I never thought I’d end up singing or be a singer. I just thought I’m lucky that it’s something I can always do if I want to, I’m so lucky like that,’ she says over a montage of home videos.
‘I felt that at the time there was nothing really new, that really represented me or the way I felt so I just really started writing,’ Amy confesses in an old interview, before the worldwide acclaim.
‘I wouldn’t write anything unless it was directly personal to me or I’d feel that I wouldn’t be able to tell the story right.’
‘I’m not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything besides a musician. I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I’d probably go mad.‘
Amy was one of the most talented musicians of her generation, and her albums – with hits such as Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Rehab – sold in their millions.