Asif Kapadia’s unmissable looking new documentary AMY examines the tragically short life of the brilliantly talented singer-songwriter.
AMY Winehouse was an incredibly talented singer-songwriter. Her successful but short life is the subject of a stunning looking documentary called AMY from director Asif Kapadia, whose previous documentary Senna was one of my favourite movies from 2012.
Using the same technique as in Senna, Kapadia presents archival footage, clips and interviews to create a heartbreaking portrait in the singer’s own words of a gifted artist whose brief time in the spotlight proved just as destructive as what eventually ended her life in 2011, aged just 27.
From the look of this brilliant trailer that was assembled for this year’s Cannes film festival, this will be an emotional journey.