The film was rapturously received at Cannes Film Festival
gigwise intern
13:34 20th May 2015

The forthcoming documentary on the life of singer Amy Winehouse has been previewed furthermore with a new two-minute long trailer.

The was rapturously received at the Cannes Film Festival last week with a flurry of praise flowing from the world's media, it grabbed a full five star rating from the likes of The Guardian, The Times and The Independent. The Guardian described it as "stunningly moving and powerful: intimate, passionate, often shocking, and almost mesmerically absorbing."

The new trailer from the film, directed by Asif Kapadia who also directed Senna, features Winehouse's haunting vocals from 'Back To Black' like you've never heard them before, amongst footage of her rise to fame and her tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder Civil.

Watch the trailer for 'Amy' below:

Despite the films praise from the media, it has received opposition from those close to Winehouse, namely her Father Mitch who discussed his ideas to protest at the premiere of the film. He told The Sun, "had it come out in its original form, I wouldn’t have been able to walk down the street.”

His main concern was with a section of the film which shows the singer spending Christmas alone, but instead stressed that she was with her fiance Reg Travis and her brother: "We created such a fuss over this that they took the scene out. It was not true and is extremely hurtful. That’s just one example of how biased and slanted we think this film is.” 

Altitude Films defended themselves against these claims in a statement, explaining: “When we were approached to make the film, we came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family. As with Senna, we approached the project with total objectivity. During the production process, we conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people who knew Amy; friends, family, former partners and members of the music industry who worked with her. The story the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”

Amy arrives in UK cinemas on 3 July.