With the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary Amy set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the Winehouse family has released a statement — via a spokesperson — objecting to some of the film’s content and explicitly dissociating from the film:
They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths….There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.
The filmmakers obviously disagree, saying they “came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family and… approached the project with total objectivity.” Directed by Asif Kapadia (BAFTA-award winning director who of the documentary Senna), the film “was conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy Winehouse; friends, family, former-partners and members of the music industry that worked with her. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”
Amy will be released in British theaters on July 3rd, and is scheduled for a summer U.S. release. Watch the haunting trailer below: