Asif Kapadia’s Amy premieres in Cannes and unveils main poster
Amidst the controversy, Amy has had rave reviews, being described by critics as “stunning” and “as gripping as a thriller”.
The documentary explores the life of respected soul-singer, Amy Winehouse; it ventures through her music, her passion, her struggles and her death. Peter Bradshaw form The Guardian describes it as “stunningly moving… and almost mesmerically absorbing”.
Whilst the film attracted many positive reviews, there was still negativity drawn to this controversial documentary. Sophie Monks Kaufman from Little White Lies called the film a “somewhat pointless exercise in retracing the high and lowlights of a public figure already bogged down in hyperbolic projections."
Regardless of Amy stirring the critics pots, it is a film that encapsulates the life of an influential and timeless musician.
AMY premiered on Saturday as a midnight screening at Cannes Film Festival to an overwhelmingly positive critical reception, receiving 5 star reviews from The Guardian, The Independent and The Times. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw declared the film ‘stunningly moving and powerful. A masterpiece’.
The main trailer for AMY will launch this Wednesday May 20, via the film’s official website, stay tuned to The Fan Carpet for more on Amy as it arrives.
From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words.
Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy 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 original and adored songs of the modern era.
Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
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