Watch: First official trailer for new Amy Winehouse documentary

 

A week after the film premeried at the Cannes Film Festival, the trailer for the new Amy Winehouse documentary has been released . Directed by Asif Kapadia (Senna), the film tells the story of the singer's rise and sad, slow decline towards death from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

In his Cannes round-up, Irish Times film critic Donald Clarke wrote that Amy "is a work of visual integrity that allows some participants to shine and others to damn themselves. Mitch Winehouse, the singer’s dad, has complained that Kapadia stitched him up. We don’t know. But the film certainly allows us to conclude that Mitch might have tried a little harder to get Amy off the terrifying arsenal of drugs that did for her.

"There are some sour flavours. For its second hour, Amy discuss its complex subject simply in terms of her addiction, reminding us of the tabloids that latched on to her as a trigger for feigned shock. The closing tributes do, however, leave us mourning a great character and wondering where that talent might have brought her. Essential."

Watch the trailer below.

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