Indian Director’s Biopic on Amy Winehouse in Cannes Criticized

Amy-WinehouseDirector Asif Kapadia’s much talked about documentary on Amy Winehouse-titled Amy, did preview currently at the Cannes International festival, but its contents have been rejected by both Amy’s family as well as her then boyfriend. Amy Winehouse was a talented singer who died a tragic death due to alcohol poisoning and overdose. This tragedy was one of the most talked about deaths in Hollywood and from his part, Asif maintained that he had spoken to many from her music label and took their thoughts ad opinion before creating the documentary.

It deals with the days of Amy and her troubles when she was active in her career. However, its contents have been disputed by her father Mitch, who called it an attempt to blame him for her condition and death-and said that there weren’t much research done. Amy’s boyfriend-Reg Travis also blamed Asif for not taking his opinions into consideration. It’s to be seen how authentic and balanced the contents of this documentary are-given this conflicts. The documentary would be given a special screening in the current festival in Cannes.

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