It is an important weekend for all of Amy Winehouse’s fans. Long-awaited production Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, is showing in cinemas all over the UK this weekend. An official screening of the movie and gala took place on Tuesday in London’s Picture House Central, to rave reviews.
The picture, which has been in the process of making for over two years, contains exclusive, previously unseen video footage of the singer-songwriter and show Amy’s road to the top of her music career. Viewers will have an opportunity to watch original studio recordings of previously unknown songs, interviews with family members, as well as stories told in the singer’s own words. Together with Amy, we’ll climb on the ladder of her dreams, having a chance to understand in a very intimate way, her struggle with addiction, her emotions and the search for love.
The film received huge acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it was presented during midnight screenings. Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, on the 23rd of July, 2011 at her home in London’s Camden. She was 27 years old.