From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), 'Amy' tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Employing extensive unseen archive footage, this modern and moving film shines a light on the world we live in.
A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse instantly captured the world's attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense - she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of modern era. Tragically, relentless media attention coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle saw her life fall apart. As a society, we celebrated her huge successes but were quick to judge her failings when it suited us. The talent that was initially her salvation eventually became the trigger for her disintegration.
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
Official Selection Cannes 2015 - Midnight Screenings
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 125 mins
- Asif Kapadia
- James Gay-Rees
- George Pank
- Executive Producer
- David Joseph, Adam Barker
- Chris King
- Antonio Pinto (original music)
- Principal Cast
- Amy Winehouse, Janis Winehouse, Mitchel Winehouse, Andrew Morris, Blake Fielder
- Archive Producer
- Paul Bell
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Last updated 6th May 2015