by Andrew Trendell Staff | Photos by wenn

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Mitch Winehouse slams Amy film director after Oscars win

'It's a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy'

 

Amy Winehouse dad Mitch slams film director after Oscars win - watch Photo: wenn

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has again hit out at makers of the film Amy, slamming it as 'negative, spiteful and misleading' after they took home an Oscar last night. 

Mitch, who does not come across in the film very well, has famously been very damning of the movie - claiming that he intends to make a film of his own version of events soon. 

Last night saw he acclaimed film about the life and death of the late, great Amy Winehouse, took home the award for Best Documentary Feature Prize at last night's Oscars. See their acceptance below. 

However, Mitch has taken to Twitter to voice his disgust: 

"This film is all about Amy," said director Asif Kapadia as they collected their award. "This is about showing the world who she really was, not a tabloid persona, the beautiful girl, the amazing soul, funny, intelligent, witty, someone special, someone who needed looking after."

The team behind Amy also recently said they would 'kill' to make a movie about David Bowie

Speaking to Gigwise about Mitch's criticisms, the film's editor Chris King said: "Having conflated 10 years of someone's life into two hours, we had to miss a lot of stuff out. We had to make some hard editorial decisions - he felt that we missed out a lot of the bits that he'd have preferred to be in and replaced them with stuff that he hated. We spoke to everybody, and people aren't volunteering, you have to really convince them, then one by one they start talking and voluntarily and the same names, incidents, stories and situations come up again and again and again, you then footage that supports it independently, what are we going to do? Not include it in case it upsets somebody?

"Our duty is to Amy - every single thing in the film is there to help people understand her better. I know it's upsetting for a lot of people, a lot of people in this film found out things that they weren't aware of. That can be very uncomfortable. Eventually I'd hope that Mitch would be able to watch the film again and think differently. I'm a father, Asif is a father, the producer is a father, we've all got kids, the thought of losing them is unthinkable. They did love each other and I have to be able to give him that level of sympathy and respect. "

Meanwhile, the Oscars also saw Sam Smith speak out for the LGBT community, while Dave Grohl remembered the likes of David Bowie and Alan Rickman with a beautiful cover of The Beatles' 'Blackbird'

Below: Amy Winehoue - her greatest songs, ranked


Andrew Trendell

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