Amy

"Stunning moving and powerful. A masterpiece."
- The Guardian
"Unmissable."
- Stylist
"Kapadia takes care not to lose sight of the human being behind the mythology."
- Village Voice
Official Selection - 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Golden Eye Nomination - Asif Kapadia - 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Synopsis

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 archival 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, Amy Winehouse was a musician who captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sang 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 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.

Original Languages: English, French
Genre: Biography|Documentary
Running Time: 127 min
Year: 2015

CREDITS

CAST
Amy Winehouse ()
DIRECTED BY
Asif Kapadia

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PHOTOS

Amy Winehouse playing guitar with Juliette Ashby as teenagers (aka ‘Sweet n Sour’). Copyright: Juliette Ashby.
Amy Winehouse with Juliette Ashby, Jamon Jamon restaurant, Camden Town, 2003. Copyright: Juliette Ashby.
Amy Winehouse – Somerset House July 2007. Copyright: Rex Features
Amy Winehouse performing at MTV Movies Awards, 2007. Copyright: Getty Images.
Amy Winehouse, Miami. Photo by Nick Shymansky. Copyright: Nick Shymansky.
AMY Director Asif Kapadia. Credit: Portrait by Leslie Hassler.