Following his multi-award winning box office sensation Senna, director Asif Kapadia turns talents to another cultural icon.
Despite having just two albums to her name, Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice often described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. Kapadia’s film will reveal the extraordinary life behind the sensational headlines by examining the story of a prodigiously talented young woman whose life ended far too young.
“A vibrant, haunting documentary, and a poignant tribute to a free spirit.” 4/5
“a sad, stark study of a public life and death” 4/5
“Amy is an emotionally stirring and technically polished tribute, its sprawling mass of diverse source material elegantly cleaned up, color-corrected and shaped into a satisfying narrative.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“Heartbreaking [and] deeply sympathetic.” 5/5