Powerful new trailer for Amy Winehouse documentary: Cannes 2015

Amy, Asif Kapadia’s documentary on the tragic life of Amy Winehouse, opened to astonishing reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, and a brand new trailer for the film has now been released.

Like Kapadia’s award-winning Senna, Amy eschews the traditional talking-heads documentary style for a more immersive film experience. We saw the film in Cannes, and you can read our full reaction to it here.

Compiled from huge amounts of previously unseen footage, the film features previously unheard tracks from the star, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011. During her career, Winehouse picked up five Grammy awards, among a host of accolades. Famed for her distinctive, soulful voice, Winehouse’s well-documented troubles with alcohol and drugs led to her becoming a tabloid target. As the Amy poster’s tagline indicates, this is about the search for the young woman behind the headlines.

Watch the new Amy trailer now:

Unlike a lot of festival movies, you can catch Amy in cinemas relatively soon. It opens in the UK and US on 3 July 2015.

Read all about the making of Amy in the new issue of Total Film, which is on sale at newsstands (digital and real world) now.

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