Her story is gripping, even though we already know how it ends.
A documentary, simply titled Amy, of Amy Winehouse‘s short life premiered at Cannes over the weekend, and it has been widely praised.
“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad,” Winehouse can be heard saying, devastatingly prophetically, in the trailer for the documentary.
Watch the trailer, below.
Director Asif Kapadia, who made the critically acclaimed documentary Senna, pieced the singer’s story together from footage of performances, appearances on talk-shows, interviews, and a huge collection of private videos, shot by friends, family and lovers.
Not everyone is happy with the film, though.
Amy Winehouse’s divisive father Mitch Winehouse has emerged as one of the film’s more questionable characters, as has her ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil who introduced her to heroin and kept her hooked.
Mitch Winehouse has distanced himself from the film, even though he appeared in it.
He told The Guardian: “I told them that they were a disgrace. I said: ‘You should be ashamed of yourselves. You had the opportunity to make a wonderful film and you’ve made this.’”