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Amy Winehouse’s Family Claims ‘Amy’ Documentary Is ‘Misleading’

With less than a month to go before the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is building up steam for the premiere. A trailer debuted earlier this month, teasing audiences with a rather intimate and stirring portrait of the late singer. But new claims suggest the film might not be what it appears.

According to The Guardian, Winehouse’s family has come out against the documentary with an official statement.

In a statement, a spokesman for the Winehouse family said they “would like to disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film about their much missed and beloved Amy”.

He went on: “They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths.

“There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.”

Meanwhile, the filmmakers responded by qualifying their film as one of “total objectivity” in regards to its subject.

Considering the documentary’s focus — a ridiculously gifted singer whose struggles with addiction eventually led to her death — allegations like these come has no surprise. Fingers are going to be pointed in all directions, with various friends, family members, and colleagues laying the blame for Winehouse’s death on everyone else.

The 68th Festival de Cannes runs from May 13th to 24th. Amy is one of the event’s three midnight screenings announced thus far.

(Via The Guardian)

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