Amy Winehouse Documentary To Be Shown At Cannes In May
An untitled Amy Winehouse documentary is set to debut at Cannes Film Market (which runs in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival) in May, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Documentarian Asif Kapadia partnered with Universal Music for the film, which examines the singer’s life, rise and tragic downfall, and will feature previously unreleased archival footage.
“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart, and everyone fell under her spell,” Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees said. “But tragically, Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success, but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”
The film will debut at Cannes in order to be shopped to foreign buyers. The festival runs from May 15-26.