Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary was a huge hit at Cannes, with essentially every critic lauding it for its power and emotion. And thankfully unlike most films coming out of the festival, we don’t have to wait too long for it on our shores: A24 will open “Amy’ in New York & Los Angeles on July 3rd and then nationwide on July 10th. And now we also have a really moving trailer to hold us over until then:
A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that 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 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.