Winehouse’s family says it is misleading and has “basic untruths.”
Amy Winhouse’s family says her new documentary is “misleading.”
Just weeks before its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Winehouse’s family blasted the doc because they feel it doesn’t accurate represent the late singer and now wish to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film,” their spokesperson tells People.
The family feels director Asif Kapadia characterized them as unsupportive when Winehouse needed them most.
“It is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” the family said in a statement. “The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy’s associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut.”
“I felt sick when I watched it for the first time,” Winehouse’s dad told The Sun. “Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.” He also says the role her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, played was ignored.
A spokesperson for the film told People, “We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family and we approached the project with total objectivity.
“We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”