“Experience the untold story of the girl behind the name,” the emotional new trailer for Asif Kapadia’s Amy promises.
Amy tells the heartrending story of Amy Winehouse – her rise from a young jazz singer living in Southgate to a world famous icon surrounded by unrelenting media attention.
And her decline which ultimately led to her tragic death from accidental alcohol poisoning in 2011, at the age of 27.
The star’s struggle with her spiralling fame, as depicted in the first trailer released last month, is developed in the new clip, with the contextually heart breaking line: “I’m not a girl trying to be a star. I’m just a girl that sings.”
The new teaser also hints towards her volatile relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Winehouse says: “I fell in love with someone who I would have died for. And that’s like a real drug, isn’t it?”
Have a watch. My vision got pretty cloudy at approximately 1:11.
Despite being received with critical acclaim at last week’s Cannes screening, having been awarded five stars from the Independent and described as a “masterpiece” by the Guardian, Amy has not been received so fondly by those closest to her.
Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has threatened to sue the filmmakers for his portrayal in the film, telling the Sun: “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”
The film paints Mitch as an absent father and includes the line: “My dad was never there” from Amy.
Amy’s parter at the time of her death, Reg Traviss, has also expressed his disgust at the new film, calling it a “fictionalised biopic” in a piece for the Telegraph. He has referred to the film’s depiction of Mitch as “despicable.”
Amy is due out in cinemas on July 3, when you’ll be able to judge for yourself.